In the Ceramics Studio with @shopmazama
"We take a design and production approach that blends both the technical and the organic," declares Mazama (@shopmazama), a collective of six craftspeople in Portland, Oregon, that produces a variety of ceramics by hand and shares the process on Instagram. “We take our inspiration from those studios and the people whose love of their craft was what fueled their commitment to creating.”
"We all have a creative background, ranging from industrial design to fashion and interior design," says Casey Keasler, one of the studio’s artists. "We were all on Instagram with personal accounts, so it only seemed natural to have a Mazama account."
Instagram gives Mazama a way to share everyday scenes from around the studio, and photos and videos of the creation process cultivate a deeper appreciation for their craft. Casey explains, “It’s been a wonderful tool to share our ceramics and the process with a wider community.”
"Colour is able to inspire and surprise. The work of the Jewellery and Product designer Vera Aldejohann is mainly based on her love to colours, which she use as most formative element in her projects. For her portfolio were seventeen small books designed, each contains one of her projects. Every book is supplemented by two different covers, which are based on the colour palette of the designers work. Through a flexible system of clips is it possible to mix and change the covers for every presentation of the portfolio. In this way the covers work not only as protection for the white books, but also as a tool for the inspiration of the designer."
Stephanie Passul is a Graphic Designer focused on Editorial Design, Typography and Art Direction. Her work includes print media, like magazines, books and posters and also visual identity’s, websites and installations. Her work is always content-related and based on a conceptional approach and a clear and bold visual language.
Designer of the week - 10/02/2014
Carolin is a Communication Designer based in Mannheim/Germany. Since October 2008 she is studying communication design at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. Mainly working in the field of photography, editorial design and typography. She has a passion for handmade graphics and creating three-dimensional illustrations made out of paper or other objects. She is always interested to create different projects with different people.