P-11 Chair designed by Maxim Scherbakov.
As a deeper appreciation and understanding of craftsmanship continues to permeate our culture, it becomes more and more challenging as a consumer to identify value—something that is now more often about personal appeal, rather than price. When holding a handmade item, we relate to the energy, creativity and effort that went into making it, all three of which are evident in the work of ceramicist Helen Levi.
Handcraftsmanship has become more scarce and intriguing in today’s digital world. It takes violin maker David Van Zandt 8 weeks to craft aged wood into a violin. This is the 128th violin he has crafted.
Poder ver cómo hacen las muñecas Kokeshi, unas muñecas tradicionales japonesas, es un verdadero lujazo.
Featuring Chris Smith and Jane Murray-Smith of Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada.
Designed and handmade in the heart of Derbyshire, Blok knives are individually crafted Chef’s Knives made from the finest materials.
An Anagama is a wood fire kiln used in traditional japanese pottery where the gas and ash act as a natural glazing agent for ceramics. This short documentary features Clayton Amemiya, a Hawaii-born artist who was originally taught in Okinawa by sensei Seisho Kuniyoshi.
Clayton has been perfecting his Anagama technique for 40 years and become a master craftsman of this japanese art form.
Torrembolesca is a totem-like chocolate bonbons recipient by Andreu Carulla. Designed for El Celler de Can Roca’s ice cream parlour, Rocambolesc.
Calligraphy by japanese artist Sen. The film captures the process of Sen’s attempt to perfect the calligraphy, “Prayer.”
Chris Goldmann grew up in South Africa’s veldt, hunting and fishing. He joined the South African Air Force and quickly became the preeminent ‘chopper-jock’, and in an illustrious career went on to become President Nelson Mandela’s pilot. Chris explores his adventures through his passion for knife-craft, his beautiful blades and handles are the distillation of a life’s passions. This is the story of a modern day man-of-action in his own words.
Rendez-wood? is a series of projects realized by third year students in the Product Design Department of Iceland Academy of the Arts (IAA).
Dublin has a rich history of hand painted signs decorating the city. Although it is not as common today, the craft still continues.
Precioso documental rodado en China, donde podemos ver/disfrutar como el maestro ceramista japonés Takeshi Yasuda prepara su última exposición en la Goldmark Gallery para celebrar su 70 aniversario. Aviso que el vídeo es largo (35min) pero ver como trabajan en la capital de la porcelana y en especial Yasuda, es simplemente genial.
The PULP collection by Jo Meesters is inspired by the Amish culture, in which self-sufficiency and frugality are top priorities in their way of life.
The interaction with machines made our daily life easier, faster and more efficient. Despite the rapid growth of technology, machines could not yet replace a simple smile, but now we have Face-o-mat.
Face-o-mat is a portrait machine by Tobias Gutmann that happened to travel 40’514 km, from Europe to Africa and Asia and produced over 700 faces.
A remarkable, passionate and personal story of the art of Fairground Sign Writing, a unique art form that has been dying out, but has found fresh enthusiasm and interest with new generations, enthralled by the restoration of traditional fairground rides.
Every now and then it happens that ships are so light that they begin to sail through the clouds. An account of the poetic work of Luigi Prina.
Melissa Gamwell is an artist and writer based in New York. A recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, she currently works with a focus on abstraction of functional industrial objects, creating one-off pieces primarily in ceramic and metal.
La nueva colección de los siempre preciosos zapatos de About Arianne.