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Bamboo product tests for Japan Residency/research trip

About this project

Product tests for upcoming Residency and research trip to Japan with Grizedale Arts and "A Fair Land" collective.
Living and working in a bamboo forest in Kiwasota, Southern Japan. Working with local community groups and artists to develop products and ideas to re-vitalise the community.


Japan, residency


Basketry, Ceramics, Pottery, Design, Furniture, Printing, Traditional, Wood


Ceramics, Wood, Mixed Media
Back lit Bamboo cross section
Photographer: tom philipson
very thin cross cut bamboo sections which alow light to penetrate through. the start of a new lighting adventure
bamboo broach
Photographer: tom philipson
simple wooden jewellery
printing pots
Photographer: tom philipson
simple yet highly effective pots made from bamboo which also act as printing blocks. these will be made during residency in Japan and printing workshops will be run with the local communities.
pot and spoon
Photographer: tom philipson
simple bamboo product test. finding new ways to work with bamboo

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