Yumiko Yasufuku is trained as an interior designer but later went on to make pottery as a hobby, which is now her full-time job, making rustic but contemporary pottery out of her studio in Gifu city.
Akihiro Nikaido is one of the more popular artists in the shop and has a very strong following in Japan, so we are pleased to present a small selection of new works in the shop.
Studio Prepa has been making a small selection of glassware for us for a number of years now and this week we received a new shipment from Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
In our last shipment from Fujii Works we tested the waters in regards to stocking their new tea containers, but thanks to their popularity we asked Kenichi and Minako Fujii if could make some more.
When we saw the collection of woodworks made by Studio KUKU we were drawn in by the quirkiness mixed with the functionality and wanted to represent them here in the shop.
Shinobu Hashimoto, a Japanese potter based in Sapporo, Hokkaido has recently sent a new shipment of ceramics for us to stock in the shop, a selection of vases, cups and teapots.
Misa of Mushimegane Books usually opens her kiln three or four times a year and likes to make all of her work as a grouping, so we decided to capture them all over the weekend.
The fantastic short film by Seattle-based filmmaker Taylor Hawkins explores the work made by a series of talented lacquer craftsman in Aizuwakamatsu, a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
When I was introduced to the work of metalworker Takeo Suhara I was instantly hooked, the simplicity in his work is contrasted by the small markings that run across the surface of the pieces.
Japanese artist Yoko Komae has a very distinct style and uses hand building technique to make stunning flowing, thin forms that rise up and have textured but natural looking surface.
A fantastic selection of restocks from Japanese craftsman Ruka Kikuchi, who makes by hand a variety of cutlery and plates at his quaint studio in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture.
New works in OEN shop by Studio KUKU who make characterful pieces of design by hand, they look to use their hands to make sure each piece fits comfortably and can be used on a daily basis.