Handmade Ceramics at Inventory Stockroom by Shino Takeda

I’m back again today with another post that follows along the same line as my last, this time I thought I’d put some imagery together thanks to our friends at Inventory who’ve recently released their latest set of items. It’s unusual for me to cover two similar things so closely to one another, but I thought these had a really nice charm about them and the photos are superb as well, which is …

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Vicki Grima, 87 Spoons Project

I’ve got the biggest admiration for the creatives that take one field or form and apply influences they’ve found elsewhere to create something truly individual and unique, which in turn throws conventional thinking on it’s head. Australian artist and ceramist Vicki Grima snuggly fits into this bracket given her bohemian style of creation and her sculptural approach to the humble table spoon, so I’m delighted to be bringing this project across for …

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Made Here Series: Folk Fibers

The Levi’s Made Here series is a project we’ve highlighted in the past yet until today I hadn’t noticed any further developments. I’m glad they’ve come through with another short film however as we get introduced to the talented Maura Ambrose who is responsible for Folk Fibers, a company she set up in order to market her handmade quilts in Austin, Texas. Like many creatives we’ve come across in the past Maura defined her business …

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Inside the Iittala Glassware Factory

Last time I talked about Iittala I highlighted their new ceramic collection titled Sarjaton which is based on Finnish heritage with a crafted touch. At the time I was actually hunting for some photographs of the glassware that Iittala produce being made in their workshop, I was particularly interested in this because I heard they used a wooden mould which is hand carved. This instantly peaked my interest and I had to hunt around for …

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Jean Girel Ceramics

Today I thought I’d bring across a set of works by French ceramic artist Jean Girel, he’s a real talent and definitely deserves to be showcased. This specific set of imagery was picked up from his recent exhibition at Maison Gerard, who always do a fantastic job at photographing the objects that they have on display. Unfortunately I caught this one a tad bit late and the exhibition was only on for a month long period, finishing May 24th. so it’s …

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Serge Mouille, Lighting Designer

As I was perusing through the usual subjects of mid-century design I stumbled across the ever so fantastic Serge Mouille, who seems to have had a recent web design update. Although not totally finished at the moment it looks like the studio will be releasing a publication of photography featuring Serge himself and exclusive imagery from inside the studio. As you know I’m pretty much a sucker for snaps of craftsman at work, so when I saw …

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Sculptures by Erik Thommesen

It seems like I’ve been unleashed into a furniture frenzy lately so when I came across these sculptures by the great artist that is Erik Thommesen I had to fit them into the schedule somewhere. Although I’m not technically an “art” sort of guy I do get drawn in to different forms mixed with a variety of materials, I’m always interested in the shapes and the structure of an object. This is probably why I’m inspired by the …

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Ceramic Works by Kirstie Van Noort

Previously Daniel put together a nice concise post on Eindhoven based designer Kirstie Van Noort in the latter part of 2011. Today I decided to explore her works again after my amazement at her ceramic bowls, cups and other items, particularly the selection that she’s produced over the last few months. I have to say what originally attracted me was the fact that she’s a very experimental individual, the work that Daniel showcased was …

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A View of Architectural Pottery, U.S.A

I thought we’d take a visit to the collection of Architectural Pottery today who’ve been handcrafting these vessels in America since the 1950’s. I was browsing across their webpage this morning and enjoyed their selection so much I just couldn’t help but share my findings. They seem to lean towards modernism in their approach, with the site littered with homes under this influence, both new and old, so I guess you could say their prod …

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Designed Objects by Carl Auböck

After searching through the Leslie Williamson archives on her blog I came across this fantastic photo from the Handcrafted Modern book of the stuff on Walter Gropius’ desk. As I was routing around for more information it struck me that a fair few of the objects on the desk, mainly the stone and brass pieces, were made by the one and only Carl Auböck. Carl was an Austrian designer and painter he’s regarded as one of the most accom …

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Short Film on Sculptor Lance Dooley

Late last night I really enjoyed watching this filmed piece which introduces American artist and sculptor Lance Dooley, so I promised myself that come the morning I would return to it and share this with everyone here. The artist himself is somewhat of a traveller and you can tell this has had a massive impact on the way he looks at the world, and equally the vision he has in his artistic pursuits. After graduating from …

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Ceramics by Gustavo Perez

We are strong believers that craft and design are inherently linked, which is why ceramics are just a present a feature as architecture or clothing within our daily content. In fact recently I think myself and Mark have become a little fanatic about seeing the creation process, but today I thought we’d step away from this and admire the final product with a wonderful set that Gustavo Perez has on show at Erskine Hall & Coe …

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