I have been admiring these beautiful works by Carina Seth Andersson, a designer who makes minimalist but functional glass and ceramic works at her studio in Gustavsberg, Sweden.
Misa of Mushimegane Books usually opens her kiln three or four times a year and likes to make all of her work as a grouping, so we decided to capture them all over the weekend.
A photographer was available to go the studio of talented Japanese potter Makoto Asebi. We showcase how he produces his works from start to finish, such as making on the wheel and later firing in the kiln.
A selection of ceramics by OEN owner and founder Mark Robinson, all of which are made from both porcelain and stoneware on the pottery wheel at his studio near Cambridge, in the UK.
A glimpse inside the home and studio of Kawai Kanjiro, a Japanese potter who was a key figure in the mingei and studio pottery movement, which included Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.
Minimalist works by Turkish artist Ipek Kotan are really inspiring as they show what can be done with an open vessel. The forms are beautiful on the eye and they're also interesting and detailed.
Thai ceramic artist Aor Sutthiprapha references the Buddhist philosophy of using meditation, making sure she focuses on every fingerprint when producing her uniquely textured ceramics.
Japanese potter Misa of Mushimegane Books has opened her kiln for the last time this year, so it’s great to receive a new batch of ceramics straight from her studio in Hyogo, Japan.
Keiichi Tanaka hand builds all of his works at his studio just outside Tokyo, using a mixture of bright glazes and more subtle shades with colours coming through from underneath.
We're happy to introduce a new Japanese potter to the store, a young artist called Yuichi Murakami who resides in Toki, Gifu Prefecture. His work is functional with a rustic simplicity.
Guillaume Bardet, who between September 2009 and 2010 sketched one object a day, sourced the help of 14 local ceramicists in Dieulefit, a region in southern France, to produce them.
I bumped in to the functional work of Japanese artist Toshihisa Ishihara, and it reminded me how these old techniques in clay can apply charm and character to the finished objects.