The whiteness of porcelain is fundamental to the way that is has been understood and desired. ‘In many natural objects, whiteness enhances beauty, as if imparting some special virtue of its own, as in marbles, japonicas, and pearls.’
The magic of wooden sculptures and functional objects is their deviation from the chemically created materials that have become common place in society today, such as plastic. Explore some of our favourite wood turners and artists and the use of traditional and contemporary techniques in their wood crafts.
One of the things that makes our handmade ceramics collection at Maud and Mabel so eclectic is the variety of surface detailing. With particular methods and techniques, ceramicists create surface detailing that makes their work irrefutably their own.
Many of the artists featured in Maud and Mabel’s ceramic collection are drawn to practices and techniques with an uncontrollable element to them. This provides surprise and chance that can result in the most exquisite textures and patterning, made all the more special in the knowledge that they are ‘accidental.’
At Maud and Mabel we represent many artists who take inspiration from the natural world. Explore five ceramicists whose organic ceramics are directly informed by their experiences of nature and their surroundings
The concept of Wabi-Sabi is one of the many philosophies to emerge from Japanese culture and enrich the lives of people across the world. Wabi-Sabi originated in Zen Buddhism and is foregrounded on the belief that everything, even objects, are impermanent, incomplete and imperfect.
Oseibo is a Japanese winter gift-giving tradition, a time where people show each other gratitude and give thanks to those that have shown you kindness during the year. Oseibo, meaning ‘year-end’, is often presented mid-December, as an expression of appreciation and recognition.
We are excited to share our first collaboration with Erin Niimi Longhurst, author of Japonisme, Omoiyari and A Little Book of Japanese Contentments, who will be sharing pieces inspired by our latest exhibitions and collections, with a focus on Japanese philosophy.