CERAMICS

DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

By Regina Connell. Japan is one of those countries that fascinates, but why, exactly? Is it the zen quiet of the countryside’s traditional ryokans? Is it the craziness of Tokyo’s Akihabara and Harajuku? The love of tradition? The seemingly infinite … Continue reading

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Goods: New Use for An Old Material

Tsuki by Satoshi Umeno for Yasuda Kawara

By Regina Connell. In some parts of the world, like the US, craft is very much about art or perhaps domestic tradition. But in other more ancient cultures, it’s often about the ingenuity of people working over centuries to create … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: Discovering Craft in Gifu

Spotted in Gifu

By Christopher Weiss & Monica Reskala.  As craftspeople, being able to travel and spend time with other craftspeople is, for us, perhaps one of the most ideal trips imaginable (right alongside sampling all the culinary wonders of a country). Being … Continue reading

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Chicago Hope: Room406

Transcendent Objects open September 19, 2014

By Regina Connell. I love Chicago. It’s the city that just gets on with it. The Coasts have the dazzle factor, but Chicago has this tendency of getting things done without necessarily calling a lot of attention to itself.  And … Continue reading

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