Robert Wiezorek is a German filmmaker who undertook the project of documenting the work of a traditional pottery workshop called Asahiyaki in Uji, a city just south of Kyoto in Japan.
It's been a while since we last put together a feature, but this time we collaborated with photographer Kazuhiro Shiraishi and asked if he would go to the studio of metalworker Naho Kamada.
Takeo Suhara is a talented metalworker who lives and works in Minoh, a prefecture of Osaka in Japan and today we wanted to share a few photos of his work and others from inside his studio.
Yumiko iihoshi has always maintained a presence in our shop, early on I noticed the functionality in the objects and the beautiful glazes that she uses, so we are pleased to stock more from her.
New works by SyuRo have arrived, a Japanese studio founded by Masuko Unayama in 2000 as she was inspired by the small factories crafting using the so called 'Monozukuri' philosophy.
Keikou Tanabe is taking part in the tradition of Yuzen Dyeing, a technique that is part of the Kimono making process and requires the artist to apply dyes to the fabric in order to depict cultural life.
We recently asked Yusuke Tazawa if he would kindly interpret his own style in to a series of handcrafted chopsticks and a spoon, what arrived here at the studio is really special indeed.
Naho was born in Kumamoto but now lives and works in Tokyo. She uses her background as a painter to assist her metalwork, thinking about the gradient and shape in the metal.
While on a visit to the island of Miyajima, a short boat ride from Hiroshima, I set foot in the temple grounds of Daisho-in and photographed the unique 500 Rakan Statues that reside here.
Japanese photographer Kazuyuki Okajima resides in Chiba and has produced this series titled Tidal Tint that showcases his never ending fascination for the undulation of waves.
These works by Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi really appealed to me, he has taken traditional elements but has hoped to elevate them in a functional manner and use natural materials to help him.
Studio KUKU make tableware and furniture inspired by the nature surrounding their studio in Nagano, so we're pleased to announce new work from them that has arrived in the shop.