Mujō 無常 [Japanese] Impermanence / All is transient, nothing is fixed.
Inspired by Japanese aesthetics, simplicity and the natural world, I create hand-woven textiles and hand-built ceramics. With a holistic approach to design and creating, I focus on natural and sustainable materials, traditional skills and small-scale production. Mujo brings to life valuable stories, and the central significance of the human hand and human being behind a work.
Texture, colour and tactility hold significant value within the home. They change our relationship to spaces, they influence our sense of well-being and connection. My eyes constantly fall upon beautiful shapes, subdued colours and inviting textures – filling me with a sense of stillness. In these moments I feel a deep connection to the humaness and tactility of textiles, and their importance within our lives.
Since the beginning of Mujo's launch the range has expanded to include a curated selection of handcrafted and slow-made homewares. I have carefully hand-picked a small range of makers which uphold our vision and values of keeping traditional skills alive, and using natural materials within slow meditative processes.
My guiding values and principles influence the pieces I create and curate. These include:
1. Create objects which embody beauty, simplicity and functionality.
2. Support artisans to continue keeping alive (through their practice) traditional arts and crafts skills and knowledge.
3. Offer the possibility for reconnection, ritual, and beauty to enter the lives of others.