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London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
DESIGN
The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
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FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks
Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that's highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium is FPOAFM...
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Interview: Ceramicist Ruby Pilven
Growing up with two ceramic artists for parents, Australian Ruby Pilven has been experimenting with the craft since childhood. The Ballarat-based ceramicist makes experimental works—from necklaces and rings to folded vases—that are embellished by...
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GeMo 3D-Printed Vases
When first seeing GeMo for the first time, it's difficult to not be intrigued: there is a purity to the vase design, but there’s something wrong. They aren’t all the same—similar, but not the same. GeMo (derived from "genetically modified") is...
CULTURE
Akio Nukaga and Friends at Heath Ceramics, San Francisco
The bond between heritage California ceramics company Heath and Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga spans across the ocean and celebrates the connection between artists who work in clay. This relationship is reflected in the show "Akio Nukaga and...
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Leah Ball Ceramics
Chicago-based Leah Ball stumbled on the second half of her business almost by accident. After apprenticing at a bronze foundry and then starting her own jewelry business, she began dabbling with ceramics as a way to display her stunning bronze...
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Bhold Design's Heat Buffering Bholdable Tumbler
No traditional method could produce bhold design's ceramic bholdable tumbler. But, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, its beautiful and unique shape can be crafted without molds or ceramic wheels. The three perforations on its side are more than...
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Lenneke Wispelwey Ceramics
There's an elegant simplicity to the work of Arnhem, Netherlands-based ceramicist Lenneke Wispelwey. There's also a touch of mathematical fun. As a whole, her work is easily recognizable for two specific reasons. Regardless of what design object...
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Studio Visit: Xie Dong, Beijing
After much exploration and experimentation, Beijing-based porcelain artist Xie Dong finally settled on bone china as her medium of choice, and did so because of the folds it can create. A tradition that originates from 18th Century Britain, bone...
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Wacamole Ceramic
Spanish company Wacamole Ceramic was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between friends Luis Llamas and Lydia de la Piñera—a sculptor and designer, respectively. The duo creates handmade ceramic tabletop and hanging planters that are sweet, playful...
STYLE
Erin Lightfoot Jewelry
While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia's Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together...
DESIGN
Skandinavisk Candles
The design and quality that went into creating the Copenhagen-and-Stockholm-based Skandinavisk's inaugural set of blue and white candles caught our eye last December, and their more colorful second batch signals the arrival of spring. The brand continues...
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Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast
Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference...
TRAVEL
Sundance Resort, Utah
Just a short drive through the mountains from Park City lies the namesake of the international film festival that descends upon the mountain town each year: Sundance. While the name alone may evoke the parties and exclusive screenings, the actual...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Helen Levi
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...
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Studio Visit: Ben Medansky Ceramics
On a misty LA morning, the act of sipping a warm cup coffee out of a Ben Medansky mug at Go Get Em Tiger offers insight into the blossoming of a new talent in the world of ceramics. Medansky has made many cups for Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski...
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Bridget Bodenham Ceramics
Australia conjures different images for different people. Locals might recall their childhood homes, tourists might think of white-sand beaches and those who've yet to visit the land down under might just envision kangaroos and boomerangs. Yet Victoria...
FOOD-DRINK
Christien van Bussel Ceramics
Employing largely traditional techniques for working with clay and wood, Christien van Bussel is based at a remote, idyllic studio in Aughrim, a small village near Ireland's capital city Dublin. Her work caught the attention of Colin Harmon at 3FE...
DESIGN
Primitivo Terracotta Lamps
Santiago, Chile-based industrial designer Abel Cárcamo Segovia—founder of Primitivo—is most comfortable when playing with natural materials such as wood, wicker and clay to create curious pieces for the home. Terracotta, however, has become his favored...
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immerLit
The natural ceramic elements within porcelain clay inspire the organic designs that make immerLit unique. Almost flowering downward from the base of each hanging fixture, these handmade and customizable lights are art pieces, as well as functional...
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Ceramica Botanica
While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating...
FOOD-DRINK
Mazama Ceramic Drinking Vessels
From the home of some of the best craft beverages America has to offer—Portland, Oregon—comes a line of cups, mugs and serving bottles with an aim to elevate the drink within. Mazama's new hand-crafted ceramic line (now on Kickstarter) has a clean...
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London Design Festival 2013: Gift Guide
Each year the London Design Festival showcases an impressive range of design concepts coming out of Britain and beyond. Teeming with one-offs and prototypes aimed mostly at prosumers and journalists, the week-long, city-wide exhibition also includes...
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