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Embroidered portraits as paintings by Cayce Zavaglia

She still considers herself a painter and find it difficult not to refer to these embroidered portraits as “paintings”.

The Wood Turner by Leo Singleton

Leo Singleton is a low impacter and lifelong craftsman. He lives in a yurt on his low impact, high welfare smallholding and manages coppice, oak woodland, high banked hedgerows, river, permanent pasture and meadow.

Crockery by Max Lamb

A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exterior reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster original.

Chabott Engineering, Shinya Kimura

Kimura said, “Since setting up in America, I’ve moved from being just a custom-bike builder to slightly changing my direction a little more toward the world of art. I don’t know whether success or failure is awaiting me in the future. Can custom bikes become art? Maybe we’ll know in 10 years’ time.”

Strandbeest by Theo Jansen

Since 1990 he has been occupied creating new forms of life. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. He makes skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.

Li Hongbo, made of Paper

“This visual impact had me realize that an alternative possibility existed in the language of paper texture and form: from concrete to abstract; from physical to the intangible; from standardization to liberation; or vice versa. The continuity of paper has thus become a key element in the language expression here; its gathering and dispersing, ups and downs, twists and turns have presented to us a set of unpredictable images.”

Hand made leather accessories by Jules Cairon for Coltesse

Coltesse Leather goods are handmade in Paris from french leather and designed by Jules Cairon.

Liquid fusion by Atelier Peekaboo

Atelier Peekaboo had the chance to follow the Glasslab program for a workshop at the “domaine de Boisbuchet”.
Within experiments results, here is a products’ selection that tested severely the glassblowers’ skills. Each object has been thought either to push the limits of this fascinating material, or to highlight the handcrafted aspect by their process.

The Successor of Kakiemon

Trailer of the documentary of the history of porcelain production company with a family legacy that endures over time. When the traditional stands against the modernity of mass production. More information inside

Pewter Stool by Max Lamb

Inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of Cornwall building castles, boats and tunnels in the sand, I decided to return to my favourite beach at Caerhays on the south coast of Cornwall to produce a stool using a primitive form of sand-casting. Molten pewter was poured into a sand mould sculpted directly into the beach by hand, and once cooled the sand was dug away to reveal a pewter stool.

Mr Smiths letterpress workshop

This video by Gavin Lucas in collaboration with Order involves a visit to Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop in Kensington, London where Smith explains how he likes to design, set and print using traditional wood and metal type to create contemporary typographic prints.

Power of making by Victoria and Albert Museum – Crafts council

What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers.

The Distiller – Made by Hand

A visit to the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about starting from nothing and the imperfect process of perfecting a craft. His experience bears a lesson for us all: knowing you could fail brings you that much closer to success.

Bamboo on wheels by Bamboo bike studio

Bamboo is both beautiful – inspiring art and poetry for thousands of years – and the most utilitarian of plants. From birdcages to buildings we’ve founds countless ways to fashion this plant into the things we need. Now a studio in San Francisco and Brooklyn is turning bamboo into bicycles.

The carpenter by Deep green sea

Man part of society, wood part of the tree. Parts that co-exist and form the Whole.

Lateira by Rui Pereira

”Lateira” is an homage to this nearly extinct Portuguese rooted industry. Using the can as a blank canvas, the object grows in shape and dimension. The use of traditional Portuguese pottery is a way of promoting and preserving our internationally renowned handicrafts.

Round and round table by Max Lamb

Round and round table by Max Lamp is a small table of four parts, each screwing into the next, from a solid oak disc a table grows upwards. This small table functions from a threaded central leg that allows the table adjust from any height up to 600mm. The table comes as individual parts and is easily twisted together. The design was inspired by a recent discovery of a simply thread-cutting tool that allows Max cut perfect threads in wooden dowels by hand, without the need for a lathe.

Get to work by Horse Cycles

Horse Cycles is a small one-man custom bike shop tucked away in the streets of Brooklyn, NY. Each frame is made with love and care, innovation and inspiration and is 100% unique. The bicycles are made to fulfill each individuals needs by considering who you are, and where you ride.

Bamboo craft by Chifuyu Enomoto

In this case, the project highlights the craft of Japanese creative Chifuyu Enomoto. It shows the skills of Chifuyu as he puts together a bamboo basket by hand, over the eight minutes we’re taken through the entire process in almost real time with lots of traditional techniques on show.

Kutani Choemon ceramics by Jaime Hayon

Kutani Choemon was founded in 1879 in Ishikawa, Japan. They have been making tableware and tea ceremony utensils for over 130 years in an integrated system of production from raw material to finished products. Although They are small on a business scale, every piece of work is carefully handmade and hand-painted by experienced craftsmen. Their products feature rich blue and white colors and traditional Kutani color glazes.

Porcelain work by Sue Paraskeva

Sue Paraskeva produces exquisite thrown porcelain installation work, altered one-offs, and sublime tableware, but it’s the incredible detail in her work that really sets it apart. he way Jamie has managed to capture the details is nearly zen-like. She gets so close to the process you can clearly see Sue’s fingerprints, which is absolutely amazing.

Woodworker by George Nakashima

George Nakashima Woodworker is a custom furniture company located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, owned by siblings Mira and Kevin Nakashima. Founded by their father, George Nakashima (1905-1990), in 1947, the nine-acre site served as a kind of laboratory for integrated living, testing George’s concepts of “decentralization, intermediate technology and living off the land”.

Craftsmanship in different cities

“Some cities come to mind straight away when you think of craft and design, but it’s also true that untapped markets offer opportunities for entrepreneurship. We talk to designers and artisans in Shanghai, Bradford, Winter Park in Florida and Nový Bor in the Czech Republic, who are reclaiming neglected traditions, adding a contemporary twist and attracting a new, global market.”

Individually crafted shoes by Vialis Handmade

The history of Vialis shoes is an authentic Spanish tale.The quality of the materials, comfort, originality and authentic styling also play their part… Vialis shoes are made primarily from Italian leather and rely on an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning process. Sarenza is committed to offering you Vialis creations.

Skateboard engraved by Guillem Castellvi

Today we come up with one of those works we really like: talented designers putting their hands on exploring new personal paths. Barcelona based motion graphic designer Guillem Castellvi combined some of his passions to create a personalised engraved skateboard. The result is pure boost of the relief’s beauty and process enthusiasm.

Leather Goods by Billykirk

Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray have been producing leather goods for the last ten years. They launched Billykirk from Los Angeles in 1999, learning their craft from a third generation leather maker.


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