Ceramics by James and Tilla Waters

I thought I’d highlight a series of ceramics from a little closer to home today as I’ve brought across the work of husband and wife team James and Tilla Waters who run their own studio from an isolated farm in Mid Wales. Given we are fascinated by a minimal outlook when it comes to functional ware it was really refreshing to come across work that was both simplistic and decorative. This is a real hard balance to find for us as too much and it’s …

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Functional Items by SAITO WOOD

It wasn’t that long ago that I entered another small business into the archive named M.Saito Wood Works, and today it’s quite ironic that I’m placing another in called SAITO WOOD, which is quite close but not exactly the same. To be honest they’re on different sides of the spectrum but they do have a few small things in common, plus when I saw the fantastic photography by Taro Hirano I had to place it up for all of you to enjoy. Japanese …

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Mogu-Kagu Wood Furnishings & Design

I hope you’ll excuse the influx of Japanese designers that have shown up on the blog lately, it wasn’t intentional. When you own quite a personal blog like ours you have to go with the flow and pick out what’s inspiring you at that moment in time, but it’s quite apparent that a lot of good work is coming from that side of the world. I’m constantly on the hunt for good designers that we can either showcase in the shop or feature on the blog …

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Shiko Pottery Studio, Australia

Today I’ve selected some great photography from a studio’s website based in Brunswick, Australia named Shiko. To be quite honest we’ve not really featured many artists from Australia here in the past, even though there seems to be some fantastic work going on over there, so this post today should give you that little boost to explore other Australian creatives on the web. Shiko is run and owned by Sophie Harle, who throws simple …

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Ceramics by Clam Lab Studio

Ceramics and pottery haven’t featured too heavily this week, which is a bit of a surprise, I feel a little like I’m getting withdrawal symptoms at the moment so I’ve been on the search for a series this morning to fill the void. Chance would have it that I stumbled upon the talents of Clair Catillaz’s earlier who runs her own studio in northern Brooklyn within the Greenpoint area, and I was really taken with her collection of white stoneware and porcelain …

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Pure White Vessels by Takashi Sogo

Right, this is it. I promise today will be the final time this week that I showcase my favourite Japanese ceramic artists, to be fair it’s quite easy to pick them out because there are so many good ones in that area of the world. As my final post I decided to pull out a specific series from one of my favourites at the moment named Takashi Sogo, his works have been inspiring me for a little while and I’ve saved some in a scrapbook for inspiration …

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Glass Sculptures by Bert Frijns

So last week was pretty hectic here, we were running between London and the office for Design Week, but it was great to step outside the bubble and get inspiration in other creative fields. One particular place where we picked up a few ideas was at the Victoria and Albert Museum, although not packed full of design work like we expected the glassware section threw up an array of names that I’d never really heard of before. You had some …

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The Art of Steam Bending by David Trubridge

We turn our attention now to David Trubridge, one of New Zeland’s most iconic and innovative furniture designers in an engaging short film I enjoyed watching earlier this morning. Created as a means to document the process behind one of the designers creations we are taken inside the company workshop and offered a glimpse of the Sling model being built which is part of the limited edition signature range. As you might of …

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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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Collection of Ceramics by Olen Hsu

After a good couple of hours learning on the wheel myself last night I’ve got a lot of admiration for todays entry into our daily content, American creative Olen Hsu who’s somewhat of a master of the art. His works embody a subtle quietness of form which are given a gentle measure of personality in his polished glazes, I think these add real character. He aims to recreate textures such as shell, bone, water or skin with a suggestion …

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Yoshiyuki Kato’s Woodworks

It’s not always always an easy job finding new and interesting creatives to talk about, a lot of the time you stumble across the same individuals that are doing great things. One place I’ve always been fascinated by is Japan and Japanese culture, mainly their way of life and also their simplicity in design. You could possibly match it up to the Scandinavian aesthetic in some ways but the history revolving around a lot of their crafts is …

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Ceramic Work by Ann Jansson

It’s not easy for me to get blown away by design work anymore, I’m extremely picky with what I like and an object has to have a real story behind it for me to be enticed. I’m sort of bucking that trend today as I don’t have much information on this talented artist but I know her name and I’m equipped with some fantastic imagery, so I’m going to to try my best to convey what I think about these pieces. Hopefully afterwards you can make …

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