Ceramics by Kai Jun Asai

We are quickly running out of fresh excuses for our obsession with Japanese craft and design, however I’ve been admiring another creative from that neck of the woods today so I thought I’d stay true to tradition and highlight the work of potter Kai Jun Asai in today’s post. I came across his work via another web shop called Kurashi-Yohin, who also have some beautifully handcrafted objects perfectly presented in a series of candid photographs …

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Imagery from Mushimegane Books

Since we shared the short film on Bornholm based potter Anne Mette Hjortshøj last week I’ve been craving a good set of ceramics or pottery, and thankfully I found something I wanted to share with you all on that front just before the turn of the week. Typically we’re heading to Japan, however the creatives I’ve come across we’ve not featured here before. Mushimegane Books run a shop and exhibition a few times a year offering a range …

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Kenji Fujita for Freeman Lederman Ceramic Coffee Pot/Pitcher

I’m not really one for sharing a single product or object but I thought today I’d break that mould and focus in on a rare modernist coffee pitcher that caught my eye over on Pintrest. It’s been designed by Japanese ceramist Kenji Fujita for American Studio Freeman Lederman back in the 50?s and for me it has a real timeless aspect to it. I enjoyed it’s human like figure from behind which many …

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Admiring the Work of Toshiko Takaezu

I thought I’d take an alternative approach to creating some content today, bringing across one creative from the past that I’ve been researching into recently who happens to be incredibly inspiring. Having worked with clay and ceramics for over six decades Toshiko Takaezu unfortunately passed away in March of this year. In her wake she left behind a legacy for finding beauty within the experimental and obscure which …

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