Today we are pleased to release this feature on Makoto Saito so that we're all able to get more of an insight in to Makoto’s art and appreciate the design and skill needed to produce these ceramics.
Wyan McAllister and Kyle Roddenby are the makers behind Clay Canoe, producing these sculptures from clay at their studio in Newcastle, New South Wales that are timeless and beautifully crafted.
A quick update to let everyone know that all the pre-orders for the Mushimegane Books release have now been shipped out from our studio and the new collection is available to purchase in the shop.
To follow on from last weeks post showcasing pictures inside the studio of Misa Kumabuchi we have now uploaded all the new Mushimegane Books works that will be shipping out in the next few weeks.
A few photos from my visit to the studio of Misa Kumabuchi, a talented maker with a distinct style who applies different glazes to the surface of her pots using a sponge, brush, and even her bare hands.
We are pleased to introduce the work of Japanese craftsman Keiji Tanaka, making a selection of unique tableware that's contemporary with a rustic edge that cuts through nicely.
We are pleased to introduce a new maker at OEN shop by the name of Manabu Nishibayashi showcasing his pottery that has random but interesting surfaces that are natural but modern in appearance.
I was very much intrigued by this ceramic collection by Switzerland-based Japanese potter Taiko Amont for OKRO, a company who develops objects in collaboration with different designers.
We are proud to release the first selection of pottery by Kamakura-based Japanese craftsman Keisuke Okazaki who creates these beautiful, matte finished pots that are unique in shape and colour.
I was lucky enough to visit the ceramic city of Seto in Japan and one workshop that particularly inspired me was the studio of Singama who specialise in the "Sometsuke" technique.
Naomi Bikis is a ceramic artist based in East London who looks to blur the line between functional and sculptural, starting out the wheel first and altering them significantly afterward.
American artist Giselle Hicks is originally from California but now resides in Helena, Montana where she uses a coil and pinch technique to explore both functional and sculptural shapes.