Cozy Factory is the partnership of the Japanese artists, Kana and Koji Higuchi. Cozy Factory incorporates Japanese wood carving and paper cut art. By combining these two traditional Japanese crafts, they make original contemporary folk art.
Kata Kata Japanese craftspeople make some of the most exquisite handmade art in the world using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Kata Kata took a traditional Japanese art form and made it their own. At the end of the interview, they show us step by step how they make their beautiful fabrics. Kata Kata interview by Hello! … Continue reading The Amazing Handmade Art and Craft of Japan : KATA KATA
KENTARO OKAWARA Japanese artist Kentaro Okawara has a big heart and infectious smile that brings people together. His art represents the love, joy, and fun he brings with him wherever he goes. His optimism and happiness connect people from all walks of life. Read the interview: via Kentaro Okawara's Vision of Love [Interview]
Inside Stef Choi is a world brimming with whimsical characters who love us unconditionally no matter how messed up we are.
Sawako Ninomiya was born on August 12, 1980. She is an embroidery artist, based in Tokyo. She works on different projects, teaching embroidery to women living in poor areas of India as well as planning exhibitions and making art for the exhibitions. She has organized two group shows at Hello! Good Morning! in Portland, Oregon … Continue reading Embroidery Artist Sawako Ninomiya
Serapio Medrano is a Mexican ceramicist living in Tonala near Guadalajara. Serapio is the son of Candelario Medrano, a famous ceramicist from the 1970s. Candelario was a pipe-maker who began making sculptures out of the clay he was using. These pictures of his dad hang in his room. Two of his sculptures in the El … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Serapio Medrano
Juan Jose' and his son, Abel Juan Jose Ramos Medrano is the grandson of the renowned sculptor, Candelario Medrano. Candelario was a sewer pipe maker who began making ceramic sculptures out of the pipe clay. This became known as the “betus” clay tradition of ceramic art. The subjects of these playful artform are often … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Juan Jose Ramos Medrano
This past year, my wife and I traveled to Guadalara, Mexico to purchase original folk art for our gift shop, Hello! Good Morning!. We stayed with Stan and Jose´ at their wonderful bed and breakfast, Casa de Las Flores. Stan and Jose´ have been collecting art for over 30 years and have an incredible array … Continue reading Masks from Mexico
Only Japan could have created such awesome costumes. Here's why.