Stories

Naoto Tanii

Delicate tinkling music can be heard resonating from the pots in Naoto Tanii’s studio – a sound so subtle that one must lean in close to the pots …

Paloma Sanchez

Referred to as the female “Indiana Jones” of the gemstone world, Paloma Sanchez designs exquisite, one of a kind pieces from personally sourced, specimen quality gemstones …

Takeshi Yasuda

The story of Takeshi Yasuda’s relationship with that “magical material”, mud, is a story that spans over five decades and one which has taken Takeshi Yasuda on a …

Tajika Haruo Scissor Works

The Tajika Haruo Scissor Works, a fourth generation Japanese family-owned business makes exquisite hand-crafted copper and steel scissors, harnessing techniques and a reverence for raw materials that have …

Katsuya Hattori

In a studio housed within a former silk worm farm, nestled in the village of Kawagai, Kyoto Prefecture, Japanese potter, Katsuya Hattori creates his wonderful “koma” or “spinning …

Tomoko Murayama

As a child, the firing of the wood furnace by her potter father, during the long hot summers in Japan, was for Tomoko Marayama, a “matsuri” – a …

Sarah Tyssen

On a 16 shaft Louet Magado loom, in what was formerly a weaving workshop for the Haslemere Peasant Industries dating from the 19th century, Sarah Tyssen weaves her …

Masashi Uda

In a workshop in Minamo Machi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, Masashi Uda designs and handcrafts a wonderful range of wooden spoons. …

Keith Shorrock

Developed over two hundred years ago by the Shakers (a branch of the Quakers) in America, Shaker boxes were the tupperware of their day …

Taira Kuroki

In a studio, nestled in the corner of Kameoke, a small town in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, Taira Kuroki hand throws a range of stunning tableware in sumptuous holly …

Kazumi Kinoshita

Kazumi Kinoshita hand throws wonderfully delicate and refined works. Stemming from a desire to train as a blacksmith, she is drawn to the use of metallic and black …

Kazuhito Azuma

In a studio nestled in a quiet corner of Kamigamo, Kyoto, Japan, next to the Kami River, Kazuhito Azuma hand throws extraordinary turquoise pots …