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Sakiyama Takayuki

These elegant stoneware are the works of Japanese ceramist, Sakiyama Takayuki. The artist graduated from Osaka Art College and set up a studio and built a special kiln on the west coast of Japan. On Beautiful People Liveart he says this about his work:

“All of my work is inspired by the sea, especially the natural curve created by the waves. When I was in junior high school I knew I had to find a way to be an artist and live by the sea. For three years after graduating from Osaka Art University, I traveled throughout Japan looking for an inspiring ocean view to set up my studio. I found that ideal spot on the west coast of the Izu Peninsula”.

The artist does not currently have a website but you can see more of his work at Mirviss Gallery.

Images: Courtesy of Sakiyama Takayuki.

Copper & Cross

We’re always on the lookout for hand crafted projects and so we turn to an old favorite, Oho de Dios or God’s eye. This woven motif is a ritual tool associated with the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. More recently they are created for celebration, blessing, and protection with each color representing different meanings.

We found the appealing crosses above on Australian web shop, Copper & Cross, whose focus is on handcrafted home decor. Along with the crosses they also have a collection of Chunga basket rounds handwoven by the Wounaan/Embera tribes of the Darien Rainforest in Panama. Copper & Cross website and shop can be found here.

Images: Courtesy of Copper & Cross.