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Ceramics of the month – Drawing vessels by Fumiaki Goto

Ok, I have been thinking about new series and columns and studying my Pinterest boards a bit more, I found out I do have a really interesting ceramics board (who wonders?? :-) and I will share with you some of my personal favorite pieces no matter if the collection is old or new. The new series is called: Ceramicist of the month.

Let’s kick off with Japanese artist Fumiaki Goto and his drawing vessels. Yes, that’s exactly what I thought too, you can write with them??


These little vessels are made with the same combination of ceramic and graphite used to make pencil lead and there is a great video to show you the process here. It’s less than a minute ( you know, the famous sweet spot:-) and super interesting.


The white part means the writer can keep the hands clean and just use the pointed base to draw with. They come with little stands to stop them either spilling their contents everywhere or marking surfaces they shouldn’t. Together it looks like an art piece by itself!



I would have loved them anyhow but the double use is just so clever here. I  am wondering if you can consume them up to the white part? Actually they are too good to do that, don’t you think?

How about some extra inspiration?

6 Responses

  1. This is a great idea for a new series Gudy! In fact I’m surprised you are starting it only now :-) These little creations are fantastic and suit your style perfectly, would love to have one x

  2. For me the genius lies in the double function. How very original.
    I would love to try and draw with one and see how it feels in my hand and how I can control my drawing.

    Fascinating and again, thank you for sharing x

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