Glass Sculpture by Stephen Procter

Stephen Procter is a bit of a legend when it comes to working with glass, he initially began by researching English glass engraving, this inspired him to learn and explore the craft in more detail. During the late 60’s and early 70’s, in his studio near Ashburton in Devon, UK, Stephen focused entirely on engraving glass goblets in which he achieved a high standard of craftsmanship. In the late 70’s, as with any creative that reaches a …

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Mobiles by Xavier Veilhan

I’ve discovered that it’s actually posible for me to create an interesting array of mobiles myself, in fact I finished the first one this week for my office and I think it looks fantastic. Great to see when the light shines in from the front window and the various levels create shadows of all different shapes and sizes, you should definitely try to build one yourself if you get some time. I used some simple wooden beads, light metal rods painted …

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Circular Ceramic Sculptures by Matthew Chambers

Pottery and ceramics is a frequent subject at the moment on the blog, for some unknown reason we both seem to be bumping into a lot of great stuff in this department. Today I came across the work of Matthew Chambers, although I have to warn you before we start, or as you’ve probably noticed already, this stuff is extremely different to your usual ceramic work and could be placed more in …

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Bruno Munari, The Man and his ‘Useless Machines’

If you’re a designer of any sort you’ve probably come across or have even read a book titled ‘Design as Art’, written by Bruno Munari. I purchased this book many years ago now and his thoughts and words have stayed with me, in fact it’s still sitting on my shelf today and I often refer back to it for inspiration. If you don’t know about Bruno he’s one of the most inspirational design …

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Short Film on Sculptor James Doran-Webb

At the risk of overloading you all with projects centred around wooden construction I unearthed this short film on British sculptor James Doran-Webb earlier this morning that completely blew me away. The artist who bases himself in the archipelago region of the Philippines transforms discarded inanimate driftwood and other understated materials into life-sized sculptures of animals, with his latest creation reenacting the …

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Sculptures by Erik Thommesen

It seems like I’ve been unleashed into a furniture frenzy lately so when I came across these sculptures by the great artist that is Erik Thommesen I had to fit them into the schedule somewhere. Although I’m not technically an “art” sort of guy I do get drawn in to different forms mixed with a variety of materials, I’m always interested in the shapes and the structure of an object. This is probably why I’m inspired by the …

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