Porcelain by Taizo Kuroda

My mind is always brought to debate when I see Japanese ceramics and pottery as I’m often baffled by their ability to craft something that is equally clean and pure as it is rich in substance and character. Perhaps it’s the Japanese’s inherent connection to perfecting each process which brings out such beauty, but in my humble opinion I’ve seen few better than this collection we’re sharing today, created by Taizo Kuroda. With …

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Ceramics and Objects by Sfera

A blog worth visiting is that of Iain Claridge, a small independent design studio based in Bristol, England. They’re regularly showcasing some inspiring imagery and great design related works, so today I decided to put together something that I spotted on their blog a few days back, the works of Sfera. Although Iain Claridge captured some images they didn’t really delve into the company as such so I thought it would be nice to do …

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Documentary on Potter Svend Bayer

Acknowledging a running theme of traditional craft with the daily line up, I thought I’d introduce a documentary I recently viewed which follows the work of English Potter Svend Bayer. Given we have shared lots of ceramics and pottery in the past I felt the need to source a project that would expand on what we have already highlighted and this twenty minute film does exactly this. If you have an interest not only in the …

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Hedwig Bollhagen Workshops for Ceramics Photographed by Janne Peters

Today I thought I’d pick up some fantastic imagery taken by the ever so impressive German Photographer Janne Peters. Her works are very diverse in subject but she has a crisp and modern aesthetic that’s nice to see in this often cluttered world. I’m particularly fond of her neutral colour palette, the whites and dark greys always make for great viewing. This series that I’ve …

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Set of Ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

It’s hard to grumble at a little Nordic inspiration to start the week off so I’ve brought across the work of Swedish creative Maria Kristofersson as I really enjoyed browsing over her ceramic collection this weekend. Maria is often noted for her rugged yet quirky creations that hold quite an individual aesthetic. It’s evident that although Maria tends to work in conventional forms crafting bowls, plates and various vessels she does …

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Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

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Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …

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A Selection of Pottery by Marguerite Wildenhain

I’ve become very much intrigued by the Bauhaus and how it all started, over time this has helped me discover some interesting places on the internet, one of those being a small design and art blogspot that goes by the name of MONDOBLOGO. I found a great article on there which showcased some of the “women of the Bauhaus”, this led me onto exploring the tory behind these creatives. So when I went hunting for inform …

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The Inspirations and Works of Potter Len Castle

Aha! Here we go again, more pottery and ceramics. This time in the form of New Zealand potter Len Castle who received a CBE for Services to Pottery and has also been awarded many merits over his lifetime for his work in the creative arts. Although he sadly passed away at the age of 86 in 2011 his work still lives on and it’s fantastic to see not only his pieces, which are magical and quite unbelievable, but also his insp …

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Superfolk Mug Feature by Makers & Brothers

Were revisiting a pottery studio again, this time thanks to a feature that the Makers and Brothers website put together. I’ve only recently come across their cracking project but it’s a retail venture developed by two brothers called Jonathan and Mark Legge. Their idea is to showcase and sell simple things that are handmade and that are designed and crafted objects of integrity. Based in Ireland, I think they’re doing a cracking …

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Pottery at EAT, New York City

It seems like we’ve gone New York mad over the last few months, everything that crops up seems to be NYC based, for example our feature with Eunice Lee of UNIS and the Project tradeshow hosted in the big apple. It’s all kicking off soon as well since our next set of features will revolve around some NYC residents and one in-particular, who’ll be highlighted in two or three weeks, put me onto this little local-food cafe …

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Pottery by Watanabe Takayuki

Today we revisit some pottery, this time the works of Japanese craftsman and creative Watanabe Takayuki based in Izu, Shizuoka. We’ve talked about our love for this expressive art many times before and I guess this set inspired me thanks to photographer Nazara Lázaro who’s been taking pictures for Watanabe in Japan. I found it fascinating to hear that Nazara has been living in a zen monastery, 180 kilometers from Kyoto, at …

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