Functional Ceramics by Derek Wilson

I’m a sucker for those intricate details, when I see imagery up-close of ceramics for example I get incredibly inspired by the handmade features. It’s particularly appealing for me when what looks quite simple and refined from afar, has real clarity and purity when seen up-close or held. Derek Wilson is a craftsman that I’ve known about for a long time, we even showcased a short film featuring his studio and work late 2011, so you can see we go back …

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Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Our good friend, and fellow maker in the store, Stefan Andersson recently unveiled his new catalogue from his upcoming solo exhibition at Blås & Knåda in Stockholm, Sweden. Running from the 16th of March to the 10th of April, he’ll be showcasing a new collection titled ‘Beloved Pots’ that’s based on the first ever pieces of stoneware, made 1500-3000 years ago, loosely inspired by …

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Finishing with Potter Koichi Ohara

Currently I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the potters wheel, as the studio we attend locally is closed while the owner takes a well deserved holiday. Although I can’t actually get involved myself for a few weeks I’ve been enjoying watching others undertake the process earlier today, so hopefully when the time does come to flick the switch on the wheel and sculpt a shape in my hands I’ll have further knowledge and …

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Works by Verónica Jaramillo’s Ceramic Workshop

I’ve been on a serious hunt for some ceramics over the past week or so. I didn’t want to settle for something of lesser quality, that’s not my style, and it wasn’t really on my list to pull a selection from Japan again since I’ve turned to there a lot lately in search of inspiration. So I took an indirect route and discovered these creations made by Verónica Jaramillo’s ceramic workshop in …

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Craft at Japanese Store Jikonka

As I’m sure a lot of you know from previous posts that I’m quite the avid reader, I always purchase more books than I can handle but each one goes in to my bookcase or office with the intention of being read. One thing I don’t buy usually is books that are fictional, most of the ones I purchase are based upon facts or methods, maybe it’s a craft book, design methods, or lately the ideals of mingei and teaism. Without sounding slightly ‘hippy’, I’m …

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Shiko Pottery Studio, Australia

Today I’ve selected some great photography from a studio’s website based in Brunswick, Australia named Shiko. To be quite honest we’ve not really featured many artists from Australia here in the past, even though there seems to be some fantastic work going on over there, so this post today should give you that little boost to explore other Australian creatives on the web. Shiko is run and owned by Sophie Harle, who throws simple …

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Ceramics by Clam Lab Studio

Ceramics and pottery haven’t featured too heavily this week, which is a bit of a surprise, I feel a little like I’m getting withdrawal symptoms at the moment so I’ve been on the search for a series this morning to fill the void. Chance would have it that I stumbled upon the talents of Clair Catillaz’s earlier who runs her own studio in northern Brooklyn within the Greenpoint area, and I was really taken with her collection of white stoneware and porcelain …

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Ceramics by Christian Escajadillo

I’m not sure we’ve covered an individual from Peru before but that’s one of reasons I love using the platform we have, each day is a new lesson based upon the research of so many diverse, inspiring individuals. Christian Escajadillo is a ceramist I’d not crossed paths with before but his selection of stoneware and ceramic creations that are rather reminiscent of the early playful Bauhaus era really struck a chord with me, you don’t often see …

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Ceramics by Virginie Besengez

I thought we’d head to France today in search of a little creative inspiration, visiting the work of Virginie Besengez, a ceramic artist based in the idyllic setting that is Wambrechies, which can be found on the map just north of Lille. As an artist Virginie has been known to dabble in both porcelain and stoneware, with her clean and contemporary white vessels providing a nice contrast to those of a more rustic and primitive nature. This is perh …

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Akiko’s Pottery

Finding beautiful objects isn’t always an easy task, usually the best stuff is hiding away somewhere unusual, but I have to admit it’s nice when things just seem to fall into your lap. Luckily last night I came across this fantastic web store named Totokaelo, they’re actually a shop that I’ve seen and heard about before but the interesting part is the new opening of a dedicated section on their site called “Art-Object” which sells exclusively art …

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