Hida Sangyo: Finding Hidden Treasures in Japan's Cedar Forests
The dense, dark green forests of the Hida region are home to a woodworking tradition that dates back 1,300 years. In this story, we explore how Hida Sangyo’s holistic use of the cedar tree builds upon legendary craftsmanship to create sustainable innovation and modern furniture.
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.

Bizen, Japan: A Primal Union of Man, Earth, and Fire

The craft of Bizenware is more than clay—it is a primal union of man and nature. In this series, we explore how different families have passed down “the way of Bizen,” and how the craft has evolved through generations. 

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.