Japanese Craftsman and Making Processes by Adam Fulford

Last night I was supposed to be getting on with some work but I ended up spending half of it watching through these incredible videos placed up by Adam Fulford. I previously sat through one on the lacquer process a few months back but he’s uploaded a lot more and they’re ever so inspiring, I was in awe watching all the craftsmen create in silence, Adam seems to be living a dream of …

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Vang Chair by Norwegian Designer Andreas Engesvik

I know I’m running the risk of turning this blog into a bit of a furniture fest, wasn’t my intention, but since I’ve started a little chair project of my own it seems to be ironic that I’d run across works of this nature. I become like a human magnet. Originally I thought it would be hard to find forms that might intrigue me, but just like this website I’ve had no problems inspiring myself and there’s an abundance of …

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Making a Bamboo Whisk with Yamato Takayama

I’m pleased to showcase this set of photography thanks to J Crafts who run a brilliant website that documents Japanese arts and crafts, also selling a nice selection of handmade products on their website. One of my favourite sections on their site is where they document different artisans and craftsman, one in-particular that had my attention immediately was Yamato Takayama who crafts …

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A Look at Basketmaker Stephen Zeh

Basket Maker Stephen Zeh is today’s topic at hand, I’ve had his website bookmarked for a while and it was very kind of Stephen to personally send over some imagery. I love connecting with new creatives and makers, it’s very satisfactory to actually speak to the person and get an insight into their working ways. All I need to do now is actually visit some of these places and take photographs! Plus, Stephens work is said to rank as “the …

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Pottery by Yoko Ozawa Photographed by Olga Bennett

I was awoken with a surprise email the other morning, when Yoko Ozawa sent over a fantastic array of photographs taken by the ever so talented Olga Bennett. Olga’s a bit of a regular here on the blog and has been heavily featured in the past, to say we’re admirers is an understatement. Olga’s a freelance photographer based in Melbourne and I’ve known about this collaboration with Australian …

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Pottery Works by Kazunori Ohnaka

As we take a little break here on the blog for Christmas I often find myself routing around online for inspiration, especially when the weather is bad and I’m stuck inside. Today happens to be one of those days, but I was lucky enough to come across a fantastic collection of works by Japanese potter Kazunori Ohnaka. The internet is bound to slow down a little so hopefully this will fuel your fire if you’re into pottery, craft, or have a general …

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Timber Products by Live Wire Farm

I’ve come across this small business before and I thought it was about time I added them into the archive, they also have some stunning imagery on their website which was definitely worth a showcase. This week in the office I feel the theme has been more of a natural one with lots of inspiration being related towards natural materials (probably helped thanks to our sudden influx of wooden items in the shop). I’ve been very …

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Creative Imagery from Potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu

I love seeing imagery of creatives and artists at work, so when I stumbled across this fantastic looking set featuring Japanese potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu I had to pull it over for all of you to enjoy. Wonderful originality in the photography and I think all these of these do a great job at conveying his work. For example, you can see him above using a wooden kick wheel to make his beautiful pots …

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Craft at Japanese Store Jikonka

As I’m sure a lot of you know from previous posts that I’m quite the avid reader, I always purchase more books than I can handle but each one goes in to my bookcase or office with the intention of being read. One thing I don’t buy usually is books that are fictional, most of the ones I purchase are based upon facts or methods, maybe it’s a craft book, design methods, or lately the ideals of mingei and teaism. Without sounding slightly ‘hippy’, I’m …

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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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