Ceramic Houses by Rowena Brown

A fantastic short film by Ian Skelly on London based ceramic artist Rowena Brown, who’s a very talented maker indeed. I’ve known about Rowena’s works for a long time but it’s through fantastic videos like this that we get the chance to see the real process behind the objects. In my opinion, when you know the face of the person who’s producing, the reasons why they’re doing it, and also the different stages that the item goes …

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Finishing with Potter Koichi Ohara

Currently I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the potters wheel, as the studio we attend locally is closed while the owner takes a well deserved holiday. Although I can’t actually get involved myself for a few weeks I’ve been enjoying watching others undertake the process earlier today, so hopefully when the time does come to flick the switch on the wheel and sculpt a shape in my hands I’ll have further knowledge and …

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Pottery Works by Kazunori Ohnaka

As we take a little break here on the blog for Christmas I often find myself routing around online for inspiration, especially when the weather is bad and I’m stuck inside. Today happens to be one of those days, but I was lucky enough to come across a fantastic collection of works by Japanese potter Kazunori Ohnaka. The internet is bound to slow down a little so hopefully this will fuel your fire if you’re into pottery, craft, or have a general …

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Series of Ceramics by Lisa Hammond

Once the week has started I’m always eager for Tuesday evening to come around, as this is when we get the opportunity to get a little creative ourselves and experiment in the studio of a local potter. What better way to prepare for this than a return visit to Lisa Hammond, an English potter who has taken on the Japanese techniques of Shino where the aim is to utilise the carbon in the glazes to create a rustic texture. Many of you will …

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Documentary on Potter Lisa Hammond

Before you begin this fine week with us I think you better put the kettle on and get comfortable as Goldmark have put together another of their awe inspiring documentaries following the work of a potter in the lead up to their latest exhibition. Today the creative we get introduced to is another English talent named Lisa Hammond who much like Svend Bayer highlighted here in March is heavily influenced by the tradition and style of Japanese …

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Cups, Pots and Bowls by Ryoma Matsubara

Some beautiful cups, pots and bowls that I found whilst browsing a favourite around here, kurasukoto.com in Japan. They’ve always got an interesting selection of ceramics, textiles and cutlery, so as you can imagine I’m constantly looking that way for inspiration and they rarely disappoint, this time bringing over a range of imagery by creative Ryoma Matsubara. Ryoma was born in the Oita prefecture in 1975 and now …

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Wall Reliefs and Figures by Joy Brown

I was pretty blown away by these wall reliefs and figures that I found this morning, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the pottery studio and it’s become more and more apparent how hard it is to create sculptures out of clay. Although the material itself is quite durable, with it being easy to add and subtract quantity, the sculpting process can be quite long and tedious. Firing the pieces can also be a tricky one, to get this right each time …

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Taro Tabuchi, Wood-Fired Kiln Porcelain

This is possibly the first time this year that I’ve come across a selection of imagery from an artist that’s just too vast. It’s that expansive that the 15 images I placed here in my opinion are nowhere near enough to represent the message that I want to convey, but I guess you’ve got to work with what you have and hopefully this summarises the direction of the creative in general. All these photos are definitely inspiring and really made my morn …

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The Art of Making by Heath Ceramics

I always seem to be landing on the Heath Ceramics webpage so why it’s taken me this long to bring across an article from them is a little beyond me. There’s no time like the present to resurrect this however which is why I’ve raided their “Art of Making” section as a little nod to the work that they’ve been doing since 1948 would you believe. Not only do Heath produce some mind-blowing pottery and ceramics they’re really open to shar …

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