Japanese potter Misa of Mushimegane Books has opened her kiln for the last time this year, so it’s great to receive a new batch of ceramics straight from her studio in Hyogo, Japan.
I’m really pleased to profile the fantastic work of Fujii Works, we sent Japanese photographer Issei Kashiwagi to travel to their studio and take pictures of them crafting their objects by hand.
Plywood Laboratory is a brand launched in 2016 by manufacturer Takizawa Plywood, who produce functional goods for the home that harness plywood and show the versatility.
This week we are highlighting the brilliant work of new OEN maker Yuki Osako, a talented Japanese glassmaker who now lives and works in historical city of Kanazawa, Japan.
Keiichi Tanaka hand builds all of his works at his studio just outside Tokyo, using a mixture of bright glazes and more subtle shades with colours coming through from underneath.
Tomoharu Funahashi is a Japanese woodworker who resides in the city of Iwakura, located in Aichi Prefecture. We introduce his beautiful woodwork for the first time at OEN shop.
We're happy to introduce a new Japanese potter to the store, a young artist called Yuichi Murakami who resides in Toki, Gifu Prefecture. His work is functional with a rustic simplicity.
A unique collection of vertically split log seating by Japanese firm Torafu architects, which were made from a tree using a Kobiki saw, a tool usually used for felling trees.
New work by Akihiko Sugita, a young craftsman who respects the traditional values of lacquer production, but at the same time looks forward to create modern shapes and finishes.
Kuramoto studios was founded in Tokyo in 2008 by Japanese Designer Jin Kuramoto. He works on various product design projects, but his concept is to focus on the "essence of things".
I bumped in to the functional work of Japanese artist Toshihisa Ishihara, and it reminded me how these old techniques in clay can apply charm and character to the finished objects.
John from Mjolk was kind enough to send over a selection of exclusive imagery from inside their new publication, Mjolk Volume IV, which interviews creatives like Keisuke and Michiko Iwata.