This grouping named 'Kashiwan', which means oak bowl in Japanese, is a fantastic series by Kihachi Workshop. They're hand turned at their workshop in the Yamanaka region.
We had some beautiful sunshine this week, so it seemed about time I updated some of the photographs of the objects made by husband and wife team Fujii Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
A new addition to the feature section is a piece on Japanese woodworker and craftsman Hiroyuki Sugawara, who creates out of his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Although in some cases Shinobu Hashimoto’s work is very understated, using black slips with gold tones shining through, he also makes pieces that are bold and striking.
Talented artist Miya Ando creates canvases using subtle shades of colour that feature a gradient, flowing from top to bottom, all of which are based on themes of perception and time.
Japanese maker Hiroyuki Sugawara has crafted this special wooden bowl for us here at OEN, which has been hand turned on his lathe at his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Yuichi Inoue is a Japanese artist and calligrapher who was born in Tokyo, he had a fantastic talent for showcasing pure expression, and his ability to let himself go and be in the moment.
Woodwork handmade by Taisuke Hirabayashi, a Japanese craftsman who turns functional objects from wood. Not only are they simple, they also have a distinct style of their own.
Yosuke Kashiwakura has documented our conflict with nature through his photography in a subtle way, using underlying meaning to hint at some of the environmental issues we face.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what's come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
The imagery here is of frozen methane bubbles that Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita finds on the icy surfaces in Fairbanks, Alaska. They really create the most amazing patterns.
I’m sure you’ve seen Katsufumi Baba's work featured here on the blog before, so it’s nice to finally put a face to name and showcase some imagery from inside his studio.