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Wood and Steel
BY SJORS VAN BUYTEN
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 20, 2013
Sjors van Buyten shows his passion for craft and design, from his beginnings working with metals in an automotive shop, to some of his recent designs. He works primarily with metals and wood, and also enjoys incorporating light in many of his installations.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2013.
Materials, Tradition, and Craft
BY YUKI TANAKA
ON SEP 23, 2013
Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.
The Benefits of Reclaimed Wood
BY JAMIE HAMMEL
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 21, 2013
Jamie Hammel knows his reclaimed wood, and speaks concisely on the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using this salvaged material to build beautiful new structures. He speaks on the numerous sources of reclaimed wood -- from old bridges, to farm houses, to boardwalks -- and the instensive process of prepping the material for repurposing.
From Welding to Wood to Bronze
BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 25, 2014
Rodney Hill, Architect and professor, discusses the results of many years of sculpting. From unintended opportunities that opened while covering design gaps in the architecture offices he worked for, he discovered a path that led from welding to wood to bronze as an avocation. He shared his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances requested by clients.
Authenticity, The Italian Artisan, and Wood
BY KELLEN CATANI
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 11, 2016
Wood speaks for itself. The tree grows for years, learning about the Earth, becoming its own, developing character. Never perfect, but a unique form a life that always seems to mesmerize. Kellen Catani and his company Purebred Wood and Craft Co. cherishes this imperfection. When it is time for the tree to move on, they repurpose its life into functional and beautiful objects, fully embracing the culture of the Italian artisan as they labor. Purebred exposes the persona that resides in the tree and therefrom create their own expression of authenticity, always exemplifying a deep respect for this material that no man can truly comprehend.
Why wood we?
BY JULIET ARNOTT
@ VOL 32
ON SEP 26, 2017
Juliet Arnott is a Christchurch based occupational therapist and artist. She has long maintained an art practice that reveres traditional craft and it’s inherent resourcefulness, activates local under-valued resources, and often engages others in participation of the same. Her socially minded practice lead to the instigation of Rekindle and Whole House Reuse in 2012. Rekindle is a social enterprise that seeks to derive social and creative impact from reusable resources to avoid waste to landfill.
BY CARL ARNESE
@ VOL 27
ON OCT 02, 2018
Carl Arnese takes us on a personal journey to his happy place which consists of recharging his creativity through a new found hobby and passion to create through woodcraft.
Carl Arnese is a designer who left England at the age of 21 and has spent the last 17 years perusing his passion for design. After starting his career in toy design at LEGO, Carl transitioned to footwear design. He is now challenged to creatively lead a team of fearless designers to create the future of sport innovation for Adidas. As a departure to the hi-tech world of innovation, Carl finds his escape by re-charging his creative energy through his hobby of woodcraft.
Japanese Wood Crafts
BY YUKIKO IZUMI
@ VOL 39
ON MAR 21, 2019
In a short story across the world, Yukiko Izumi tells us how she picked up a keen interest in the japanese wood craftsmanship called "kumiko".
The audience is taken through some beautiful examples and the culture surrounding the art, before finally discussing how to keep it all alive for the next generation.
In this evening's break period, people were even lucky enough to get to try it hands-on, as Yukiko had brought some lovely samples!
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Poster for PKN Halifax Vol. 9
PechaKucha Night in Halifax Vol. 9 is coming up, set for December 7 at the Seahorse Tavern, and will be hosted by Will Wood of Picnicface. You'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page.
The Thread Wrapping Machine
Anton Alvarez is an artist, but he doesn't just create new works of art; he has developed an entirely new method of assembly. In this edition of Presentation of the Day, (from a special PechaKucha "Sweden in Style" event held during Tokyo Designers Week 2012) Alvarez shows off his invention: a large ring-shaped device which wraps polyester threads coated with wet glue around anything fed through the ring while it spins. This technique allows for two objects (he often uses pieces of wood) to be joined while avoiding the use of traditional joints. He has developed a new craft of sorts, and as he says, "I'm a beginner at this, but I'm also the best at it -- there are no other people working at this." His machine grants him freedom from manufacturing institutions and relies heavily on improvisation. Each piece is unique, spontaneous, colorful, and has a sort of dynamic personality about it. At the moment Alvarez has produced mostly furniture, but he hopes to iterate on the scale of his device and push his creations to an architectural level.
Wood and Steel
Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.
Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Keiji Ashizawa shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those he collaborates with. Keiji discusses his metalworking career, his group of industrious glass and wood-working friends, and the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan.
Materials, Tradition, and Craft
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.
PechaKucha Bermuda Vol. 7
Join us for more fun filled and inventive chats about an ever widening range of topics. Pallet wood art, an artist's journey, sugar highs (and lows), ocean beautiful and more! On Thursday, 15 May 2014 at the Chewstick Lounge, Hamilton, Bermuda. Doors open at 6.00pm and the show starts at 6.30pm.
Before the Prohibition, the craft of bar-tending took over 3 years to perfect. Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. In "American Craft" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Jeret discusses a craft that has been around for over 200 years, and has had a resurgence since the prohibition laws let up. Much like a chef creating a fine dish, his ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that has taken him years to perfect.
Podcast No.6 - Paul Speed
Despite some technical difficulties and a hangover for Sagar, our latest podcast is withPaul Speed, one of the founders of the much-loved 京都醸造株式会社 Kyoto Brewing Company. They have taken the city by storm since launching last spring, supplying thirsty Kyotoites with their line of beautiful, well-crafted beer. Listen to find out more about their brew and how it got started! Hosted by Eric Luong and Sagar Patel. (Sound trouble present!) Click here for podcast
The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits
"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago." In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.
PechaKucha People: Zara Wood
PechaKucha Person of the week, Zara Wood, better known as Woody, is a "creative". As an Artist, designer, illustrator, curator and lecturer, she says she enjoys using that word as a noun: “It’s full of activity and seems to encompass everything I do.” In addition to running her own design studio and product range of high-profile fashion collections to large-scale public art commissions, she’s drawn to supporting and promoting talented creative people, hence her role as PechaKucha City Organizer in Brighton, UK. Going back with PechaKucha all the way to 2003, she says, “I find the format exciting and inspirational - both as a presenter and a viewer. I love how it brings people together.