Tag: "craftmanship"

Sentayehu Teshale, a carpenter without arms

Sentayehu Teshale is a true craftsman. Sometimes you can see Sentayehu working in public around Addis Ababa. Sentayehu has been making stools in Ethiopia for over 20 years.

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

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.

The carpenter by Deep green sea

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

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.

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.

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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