Japanese bone china from Stoke on Trent

Reiko KanekoWhen I think of Japanese pottery, I tend to think of just that – pottery. Usually thick, earthy pots made in traditional kilns, either by professional potters in the old kiln areas of Japan who’ve handed their skills down the generations, or craft potters who work in the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi. But today I’m covering something different; a Japanese designer who works in the English tradition in that most English of pottery towns, Stoke on Trent. Continue reading

Tent at the London Design Festival

Furukawa Yosuke Syoten

The trouble with the London Design Festival is that there’s so much on in such a short time. That’s why I’m still playing catch up with today’s post about Tent which Yannick and I visited last week. Along with Superbrands at the same venue, Tent is one of the main hubs of the festival, showing forty established brands and more than two hundred independent designers over four days in Hanbury St, near Spitalfields Market. Continue reading