Island by Ryan Walker

I came across this short film by photographer Ryan Walker earlier, and in watching it I really felt as if I was coming across an old friend. This might sound a little odd, but in saying this I mean through watching “Island” I returned to appreciating film as a medium in itself, something I’ve not been able to do for a while now. I’ve simply not come across a film that has such vividness and imagination, and at it’s most simple description brings a smile to your …

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Short Film on Wire Sculptor Rodger Stevens

It feels great to return to an artist, creative or craftsman and offer them a little further coverage, given many of these independents are on quite a personal journey with their work, it’s interesting to see what makes each one tick. I thought today we’d revisit the work of New York based Rodger Stevens who Mark highlighted previously, with many of us enjoying seeing his quirky and playful wire sculptures. I’d certainly not come across …

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The Successor of Kakiemon: The Story of the Kakiemon Porcelain Dynasty

I’m not usually the one bringing over videos or short films on to the blog, Daniel, my partner in crime, usually has that base covered. He’s got a great eye for sniffing out the best in the film department, whether that be on Vimeo or through other parts of the web. But today I think I might have pipped him to the post, I discovered this short trailer for an upcoming movie named ‘The Successor of …

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Quietus: a documentary

We find ourselves coming across pottery and ceramics each and every day now, it’s intertwined in to both our work and free time. As a few of you may have noticed in our sidebar and on the front of the shop we are in fact beginning to sell a few pieces here and there. What we don’t encounter too often however is these crafts on a monumental scale, the norm is small decorative and functional wares with the odd large sculptural piece making …

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Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal

When me and Daniel decide to showcase videos on the blog we’re often wary of the length, as we know many people can get distracted when watching long pieces. Today I’m going to throw this rule out of the window as I point you towards a piece titled ‘Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal’, directed by Henry Mochida and Mike Douglass. It’s a 26 minute film and was made …

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Documentary on Potter Lisa Hammond

Before you begin this fine week with us I think you better put the kettle on and get comfortable as Goldmark have put together another of their awe inspiring documentaries following the work of a potter in the lead up to their latest exhibition. Today the creative we get introduced to is another English talent named Lisa Hammond who much like Svend Bayer highlighted here in March is heavily influenced by the tradition and style of Japanese …

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The Moulthrop Family of Woodturners

I thought we’d look into the life of the Moulthrop family today as I watched this wonderful documentary last night run by PBS titled Craft in America which was deeply inspiring. The Craft in America series has been running for quite a while, but as a European citizen we don’t really hear too much about these sorts of shows, but luckily for us we’re able to watch them all on the PBS website. To pinpoint the exact segment that I’m on about …

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Short Film on Sculptor Paula Winokur

We are consciously trying not to let ceramics and pottery take over, with an abundance of this type of content floating around the web currently it’s a very precise balancing act to maintain. Something that doesn’t come along every day however is an insightful short film that investigates the style and background of a ceramic artist, so I’m including this today as it may have been here there and everywhere come tomorrow. This features a …

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Coast Modern Film

We’ve been having a lot of fun lately searching up different pieces of architecture and reading lots of books about modernism in general. Obviously some of our favourites are past designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Eero Saarinen and the almighty Alvar Aalto. But obviously we’re not just restricted to what’s happened before us, there are plenty of great designers out there who’re producing some stunning residential architecture …

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Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

I always go through a short phase where I can’t seem to find any inspiring films but usually some other type of content will satisfy my needs. Saying that, I came across this today on my hunt around the web and it instantly hit me that we’ve covered this fantastic duo before. Daniel previously wrote about this father daughter partnership, Lance and Nikole Herriott, who live quite a distance apart, with Lance residing in Victoria, British Columbia and …

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Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Today I thought I’d showcase this film that I came across yesterday morning, directed by Nathan Clarke it’s a short documentary type piece on furniture maker Harrison Higgins. The Virginia woodworker describes his ideology and how he feels about making functional items out of wood, also we are guided through some of the processes such as wood turning thanks to Nathan Clarke’s fantastic moving imagery. This video is actually …

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Ben Saunders: Living on Ice

Inspiration has always come in many different shapes and sizes for us, so I’m sure I won’t have to ask for too much forgiveness from you all in sharing this short documentary on British Polar explorer Ben Saunders, as he prepared for his North Pole speed record attempt last year. Admittedly this is a little off topic for us but I’m not particularly sorry on that score because I know so many of you will appreciate Ben’s courageous …

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