As we finally approach summer there’s been many new additions to the shop, one that’s been eagerly awaited here is a collection of ceramics by Japanese potter Keiichi Tanaka.
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.
New tableware at OEN shop made by husband and wife duo Katsuhisa and Mizuho Hira of Studio Prepa. Their work really sums up the Japanese philosophy of simplicity and understated beauty.
Kihachi's goal is to incorporate high-quality Japanese lacquerware of affordable price in to our day-to-day lives, combining both skill and aesthetic beauty in to one complete package.
Bumping in to the work of Japanese artisan Mie Yokouchi I was mesmerised by her beautiful lacquer forms, so we now stock a selection of work here at OEN shop.
Using a montage-type technique Sachiyo Nishimura has been able to create complex line structures from such simple objects and spaces that the casual viewer often takes for granted.
New OEN shop potter Motoharu Ozawa doesn't attempt to hide the imperfections, instead he uses these as inspiration to give his collection of tableware character and charm.
Inspired by an early text on Japanese gardening where "creating a garden" is referred to as "setting stones", Bob Cornelis has mimicked this with a set of geometric objects.
This series titled 'Light Mark' is created using simple means, just a pen on paper. Without using a ruler Kazuki Nakahara repeats lines at the same angle and direction.
Taking a hammer to destroy a piece of work is often counter productive, but Takeuchi Kouzo has put this ideology to good use in his series titled 'Modern Remains'.
Photographer Yusuke Sakai offers alternate perspectives on human subjects by locating himself in a unique viewpoint and waiting for each figure will harmonise with the surrounding landscape.
Designed and made by hand in Hyogo, Japan these lacquer bowls by talented husband and wife duo Kenichi and Minako Fujii are beautifully crafted and light to hold in the hand.