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Craft and Design

Mustardseed & Moonshine

Mustardseed & Moonshine really is one of the South African design success stories. This ceramics studio, started by Kate Carlyle, makes each of these delicate teacups, ramekins and other porcelain pieces by hand, sup...

Remarkable repairs

The idea behind the Most Remarkable Repair Contest is to highlight all the needless throwing away that we do every day. The judges were not looking for a  recycling project - they wanted to see a brilliant and beautiful ...

Ferry Staverman

I'm enchanted by these paper and string structures by artist Ferry Staverman. Their shapes are so evocative of many things - I'm thinking succulent plants, stupas, temples and minarets, sea urchin shells.... What do they...

Kraal Rugs

The Genadendal Hand Weavers is one of those projects that manages to do good work for people's lives while producing work that's really good. I'm loving these handmade, natural fibre rugs, available from The Kraal Galler...

Jeddah seat

This chair is so breathtakingly simple. It's just like a basket, tipped on its side with legs - beautiful! Woven from rush by fashion designer Angelo Figus, the Jeddah Seat was part of an exhibition of handcrafted obj...

Louise Gelderblom

Top South African ceramicist, Louise Gelderblom got in touch last week to let us know that she's opened an online shop to sell her exceptionally lovely sculptural vessels. While her working methods are firmly rooted in a...

Takashi Iwasaki

Takashi Iwasaki is an artist who works in a number of media, including these emb...

Philip Rikhotso

I was recently away on holiday in Limpopo province, staying in a house that had ...

Bottle Cap Baroque

Artist Rick Ladd makes items of furniture with the help of a local bar: he uses ...

Heath Ceramics’ s...

I'm a confirmed fan of all the beautiful things made by Heath Ceramics, and want...

Tomas Kral

With his Upgrade series, designer Tomas Kral manages to create beauty from the m...

Digitata

Helen, one of our readers in the UK, got in touch this week to tell me about her...

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