Creative Imagery from Potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu

I love seeing imagery of creatives and artists at work, so when I stumbled across this fantastic looking set featuring Japanese potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu I had to pull it over for all of you to enjoy. Wonderful originality in the photography and I think all these of these do a great job at conveying his work. For example, you can see him above using a wooden kick wheel to make his beautiful pots …

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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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Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal

When me and Daniel decide to showcase videos on the blog we’re often wary of the length, as we know many people can get distracted when watching long pieces. Today I’m going to throw this rule out of the window as I point you towards a piece titled ‘Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal’, directed by Henry Mochida and Mike Douglass. It’s a 26 minute film and was made …

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Inside the Studio of Japanese Potter Takeryo Kawaguchi

Today I’ve come across another special little feature that really grabbed my attention, it’s an inside look at the studio of Japanese potter Takeryo Kawaguchi. He makes some incredible pieces like bowls, cups and tea pots so it’s great to see the process and the environment that he creates in. He was born in Arita-cho, Saga Prefecture in 1974 and is actually quite new to …

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Objects by Ceramic Studio Vitrified

It’s always a joy discovering new companies who have the same aesthetic as us, although you’d think we would be into anything ‘minimal’ or ‘modern’ that’s not really the case. It’s a lot more complicated than that and we seem to be getting very particular about the substance behind a project or business. What gets me is the character and quirkiness of an object, for example a lot of the craft stuff that I’ve been showcasing lately has …

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Pottery by Takuji Hayashi

As my Japanese creative showcase slowly dwindles I’m left with a mixed batch of feelings, one being attached to the amount of amazing individuals working in different creative arts in Japan, the other relating to the disappointment across this side of the pond in terms of variety. It becomes pretty apparent that a lot of these woodworkers, ceramicists, and craftsman in general work full time on their occupation in …

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Ceramics at Utsuwa Gallery

I’ve got some wonderful imagery to share with you all today, I actually found this website over the weekend and I spent quite a long time just browsing through the different photographs. In fact I couldn’t find too much out about the company itself but I’ve tried my best to conjure up some information, it wasn’t an easy job let me tell you. Utsuwa Gallery is one part of Ankaju, there are three sections to the company altogether, one is the Anzai Fruit …

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Artists and Works at Katakuchi-Ya

Easy breezy on the ceramics front, I’ve been holding onto a stack of artists and creatives that I wanted to highlight over the next coming weeks. This specific site and work that I’m highlighting today could have given me many options but I decided that since I’ve got quite a variety on the go I’d showcase a round up, plus a few of the images were a mixed bag in size so I had to narrow down my selection. But I’m sure you guys and girls …

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Wire Sculptures by Rodger Stevens

It’s great when you come across artists and creatives who’re doing something completely different to the trends that are already out there, I’m always intrigued by these new ways of thinking. Over the past year I’m positive that I’ve become more obsessed with form on the whole and the shape of objects, designers like Harry Bertoia are particularly inspiring who’ve dabbled in mixed media. Actually, I think it really adds to the …

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Foundation Ernst Scheidegger Archive, The Masters at Work

I love seeing photography of creatives at work, so when I came across this imagery on the Ernst Scheidegger Archive website I couldn’t hold back, I had to share it with you all. I’ve been pretty proud with the sources that I’ve pulled over to the site this week, this one’s no different to be honest and features some of my favourite creatives, most prominently Le Corbusier, who was discussed …

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Carl Auböck, In the Workshop

Hopefully this post will get you very very inspired, the photography featured here is pretty astonishing to say the least and I’m very lucky to be showcasing it to you all today. As you probably know from previous posts I’m a big fan of Carl Auböck and his creations, it’s great to look back at these past designers and see their influence, also to see how they used to work and what methods they used to use to make these items. I doubt …

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Inside the Billy Lloyd Ceramics Studio

Some of you may have seen that we’re going to be changing quite a few things here on the site over the next coming weeks. It’s fun seeing the development of the site that I started when I was a youngster, even to this day I still can’t believe the changes that have been made and it’s satisfying to know that we’re narrowing down the subject quite dramatically. I feel clarity coming on. This new website that I’m working on should hopefully …

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