Category Archives: Crafts

The World of Emma Bridgewater

The World of Emma Bridgewater

Emma founded the company in 1985 and since then has designed a huge number of patterns, many no longer available. The very nature of pottery (i.e. it breaks!) also means that as time goes by less and less of the discontinued patterns are in existence, and are therefore more collectible.
Emma Bridgewater is the oldest daughter in a large family and her mother Char provided the first inspiration for her as a designer.

Moneygami Turns Money to Art

Moneygami Turns Money to Art

Origami (ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside Japan in the mid-1900s.

Moneygami is origami made from banknote; the subtle genius lies in the way the artist incorporates the prints on the money bills into the facial characteristics of the finished figures.

Chinese Contemporary Glass

Chinese Contemporary Glass

Boshan Huajun Glass Crafts Factory was established in 1999 and situated in Boshan, Zibo, Shandong, China, where is the biggest production bases of Chinese glass crafts. Our main products are all kinds of glass handblown crafts, like glass paperweights, glass figurines, glass candle holders, glass vases, glass platters, glass perfume bottles, glass pendants and many kind of glass decorations.

Their products are made by traditional techniques combined with modern design. The various designs of glass crafts are limitless. They depend upon the creativity and skills of the makers.The products are made by hand, every product is unique in view, so they are also worthwhile for collection.

The Royal Worcester Fruit Painted Porcelain

The Royal Worcester Fruit  Painted Porcelain

In 1751, the first Worcester Porcelaine factory was founded by a group of 15 men, headed by Dr. John Wall, an eminent physician. Dr. Wall and his partners developed their method for producing porcelain and then persuaded a group of 13 local businessmen to back their discovery with an investment in a new factory at Warmstry House. The secret of porcelain production was to be the property of the shareholders and each agreed to a penalty of 4000 pounds should they disclose knowledge of the secret to anyone. The original partnership deeds are still housed in the Worcester Museum.

The Art of Making Wooden Bowls

The Art of Making Wooden Bowls

Wood vases for silk or dried flowers, wood vases with water tubes for fresh flowers or purly decorative wood vases to add interest to any home decor. And decorative handmade wooden bowls for a variety of purposes.

By combining different types of wood, you can acheive natural color contrast and beautiful, unusual patterns. The standard types of wood include Oak, Walnut, Maple, Hickory, Ash & Cherry. Each has its unique color characteristics. Very precise cutting & gluing is required to acheive the desired effect.

The Colourful Design by Orna Lalo

The Colourful Design by Orna Lalo

Orna Lalo is a graduate of Shenkar College for Fashion and Textile. She began her professional career in 1990 designing distinctive fashion accessories. Her unique look and imaginative eye brought her much attention by leading fashion designers for custom work on the runway. Color, shape and texture play a significant role in her original designs.

As Orna shares, “People ask me what inspires my creations. So, it’s this: all the dresses I always wanted to wear. Everything I always wanted to be. My dream that one day I’ll stand on a big stage and I’ll be a singer. When I design, I try to capture that feeling of longing. I always think about the person who will be using my products, I want my colorful creations to smile at you and make you feel good.”

The Magic of Czech Glass

The Magic of Czech Glass

The Czech glass is without doubt phenomenon not only within history of glass making but even in context of whole world culture.Although history of glass making in Czech lands is not as long as in countries that were part of classical civilization in Roman times, Czech glass at least since 18th century is considered a part of European cultural heritage.

Cosmopolitan environment of Central Europe and permanent competition between numerous glass producers were the main reason why glass makers working in territory of current Czech Republic have always sought ways how to improve quality and attractiveness of their products. They have used and invented a plenty of hot and cold techniques of glass making and refinement and tried to keep in touch with contemporary art styles and changing aesthetic canons.