Studio Visit with Asheville Potter Akira Satake
Musician-turned-potter, Akira Satake fully embraces the notion that beauty can be imperfect; his wood-fired pieces are a collaboration with fire, smoke, ash, clay and heat. In our visit with Akira at his home studio, kiln site and River Arts District gallery, he explains how he finds inspiration in the tension of the unexpected.
Studio Visit with Michigan Woodturner Greg Gallegos of Natural Selection Studios
The Michigan woodturner Greg Gallegos (Natural Selection Studios) is best known for using only reclaimed wood to make pieces that are fully functional to the sublime.
Jarrod Dahl: A New Wood Culture
The northern Wisconsin woodworker leading a revitalization of woodenware in the United States.
Imprint Presents: The Tree Biographer with Perry Shaw
Third-generation woodworker Perry Shaw treks daily through the dense, well-trod forests of the Pacific Northwest, often shadowed by his two sons or his dog. As the afternoon sun trickles through the canopy, Shaw scans for fallen trees, craggy and marked by blight.
Tom Henscheid: The Artful Craftsman Who Solves the Impossible

Depending on the day, Tom Henscheid is a carpenter, welder, sculptor, contractor, furniture-maker, restoration specialist, cabinet-maker, teacher, or inventor. On most days, he is a carver of spoons.

Imprint Presents: The Wrangle with Abigail Schama

Abigail Schama’s pieces do not ask for permission to be. They are not demure, pretty little things; they are not slick or smooth, or symmetrical in their curves. They are craggy and worn, gestural and uneven, crusted with a salty glaze, seemingly unearthed after centuries slumbering in the watery depths of a Cretan ruin.

Bifu Kimura: A 9th Generation Potter Mastering the Way of the Shokunin
Bifu Kimura is a dedicated Bizen potter fulfilling his zest for adventure though his steadfast pursuit of clay craft alongside his family.
Jumpei Kaneshige: A Legacy Potter Unearthing the Flavor of Clay
Jumpei Kaneshige is a legacy Bizen potter preserving traditions of the past and honoring the Bizen clay by creating forms for today. 
Kazuya “Kaz” Ishida: A Breakdancing Potter in Bizen Rhythmically Blends Tradition with Modernity
Kazuya Ishida is a breakdancing potter redefining Bizenware by blending Japanese and British techniques.