Works from the Otani Pottery Studio, Japan

Some lovely imagery from the Otani Pottery Studio, a website that I stumbled across this morning on my travels, very pure and simple, it was a perfect way to start my day. The Otani studio was actually founded by husband and wife team Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in 2008. It’s located in Shigaraki, one of the 6 oldest pottery sites in Japan, they live in the middle of the mountains with their 3 daughters, 2 cats and 1 dog …

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Takashi Tomii, Woodworker

Some great functional items by Japanese woodworker Takashi Tomii who was kind enough to send me these through email. I’ve had my eye on this designer for quite a while now and I’ve been a subscriber to his blog hoping one day I could collect enough imagery to share his story. Today seems like a good time, a nice subject to wind down to on a Friday. All of these pieces are turned and hand tooled into shape in his work …

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