david seth and his odaka creations were one of my fave revelations on my last visit to israel. i first stumbled upon david’s minimal ceramics while visiting meira sitton’s shop. and like with all of my true love stories, i can’t leave that feeling behind. that feeling when you know that you are on to something quite special and exciting. but let’s go back to david.
“one of the things that i love the most in the studio, is the opportunity to witness the whole process. and I’m not talking about the small scale, micro process, the one where i create the cup (which is also an exciting one). i’m talking about the macro, the long, tiring, sometimes frustrating and always elusive process of creating, or even growing a cup.
it always starts with an idea, which later on turns into sketches, prototypes and early models, till i have the final object. but only then, when the cup is ready, the real magic begins, and it works slowly… what i mean is that only after i can hold the cup, see and also feel (truly feel, with eyes closed), i can start imagining the colors, dimensions, weight, finish and many other small details… it’s the longest and most important part of the process, where small adjustments are constantly being made.”
david is mainly influenced by ceramics from the far east and focuses on simplicity and elegance guided by the Japanese philosophy of the wabi-sabi. i mean, you don’t need me to say it, you already figured it out by yourselves. right?
after i admired each and every curve, each and every glaze (that guy is a glaze master!), i fell in love with david’s kubo cup and his golden collaboration with a bunch of extra talented israeli illustrators. and we all know how much i love all things illustrated! anyways, i’m thinking of buying this particular kubo with assaf benharroch‘s illustration. i just can’t handle that morning coffee illustrated vibe. fyi, that collaboration started in 2018 but i don’t really mind. how about you?
Thank you See you soon