November 09, 2015
Last night during dinner, whilst our fingers were doing the usual dance moves on the TV remote control, we unexpectedly came across the first episode of The Great Pottery Throw Down on the trusty BBC iPlayer. This smells like yet another spin-off from the uber-popular Great British Bake Off series (there was sewing, hairdressing and now pottery - what next???) but somehow not quite as compelling, despite the numerous unconvincing references to how similar pottery is to sex.
Anyway, we do like the programme, mainly because it explains some of the basic pottery techniques and here at Do we love hand-made ceramics. Our Do Masters programme has supported numerous young ceramicists over the years and here is some of our favourites:
Refined and poetic, with inspirations from the natural world.
Thomas Carl Mann
Sleek shapes and contemporary colour palette with mixed media details.
I Liang Liu
Sensual organic shapes with beautiful blue glaze.
Slip-cast vessels with etchings of numbers showing how many minutes each different-coloured layer has to taken to form in a visual celebration of the creative process.
Sculptural and elegant boxes made from porcelain and feldspar.
The familiar jerry-can shape distilled and captured in these bold, sculptural pieces.
October 17, 2018
Architect Stephane Malka's passion is to renew urban life by making clever use of under-utilised spaces in cities. This remarkable house in the Boulogne Billancourt area of Paris is a great example.
September 12, 2018
Lisbon-based design brand Dooq has steered away from traditional Portuguese furniture design by creating a collection of furniture that thrives on unexpected contrasts in styles, shapes and materials.
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