One under appreciated element of design is the ageing process. Industrial designers tend to let go of an object in a ‘perfect’ condition and fail to respect the fading version and what happens as the years roll on. Not Anna Varendorff though, a Melbourne-based artisan who crafts vases an
How can we assume that there’s no story to tell through craft? That our emotion can’t come through in to these natural materials? I suppose thousands of years of functional forms takes the edge off an art that is, and has always been, about self expression. Maybe then, it takes a special
Jang Hea Kyoung of design studio FICT has designed these simple yet aesthetically pleasing vases, table top covers and even furniture made from marble and crystal resin.
French designer Mathieu Delacroix has been able to capture both rustic and refined in his series titled Taso that consists of wooden vases and bowls made by a woodworker on the lathe.
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.
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.
New York based Ceramic artist Simone Bodmer-Turner collaborated with photographer Yudi El and stylist Leah Pipes Meltzer to showcase her rustic ceramics forms in a beautiful light.
A Copenhagen based glass artisan who mainly works on her own projects but has also collaborated with other designers to create beautiful functional forms that are restraint but are still expressive.
Kateryna Sokolova is the founder of SOKOLOVA design studio and has produced this set of vases titled "Suprematic", a nod to the geometric works of Suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich.
Hattern, meaning Happy Pattern, released their very first project titled 'Mellow Collection', a series of Acrylic block vases that use both blurred and clear surface in a variety of colour gradients.
Tomas Kral's product design studio has been experimenting with a mixture of shapes in their series for Nude Glass. This particular series consists of a long and wide vase, also a set of cup-like vessels.
I came across these ceramics by Sotis Filippides, a Greek potter who makes these tall pots that taper in, taking in to consideration texture and colour whilst he constructs them at his studio in London.