Viewing Victor Castanera’s portfolio, you might imagine you’re looking at the work of two different people: some items reflect the precise thinking of a skilled technician; others, the gentle hand of an artist.

 

The Italian design visionary Dino Gavina was the initial force behind Flos. Founding the company with Cesare Cassina in 1962 as part …

 
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Rust spots bleeding into an otherwise pure white glaze might seem like a corruption of some sorts, as though the pot is spoiled. But in …

 

Luminous and perfectly aligned, this complex work appears startlingly simple. Ruth Duckworth was a prolific artist who moved from …

 

The papery quality of this porcelain tableware is no coincidence. Argentinian designer Ruth Gurvich constructs vases from paper, sometimes …

 

Look deep into the material structure of this clay vessel and you can feel the unforgiving hardness of the fired stoneware Shigaraki clay …

 

Some of these pots are almost more hole than pot. Tony Marsh’s perforated vessels drift through light and hover in a way quite unexpected for a …

 

The young French designer is making a name for himself as a master of unlikely material combinations. Samy Rio might have only …

 

Like disciples of any new industry, speciality coffee converts are a resilient bunch. We’re prepared to endure growing pains a trends arise …

 

Where was it made? And who by? The rampant rise of globalisation has made these questions both more difficult to answer and more …

 

Anne Marie Laureys likens the outer clay walls of her vessels to skin. She has a powerful sense of the physicality and the sensuality of clay, of …

 

When Ken Mihara c signed up to join a pottery club, he had no idea that this decision would change the course of his life. The ceramic …

 
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