Today I wanted to share a bit more about this journey and the people behind the Walnut Brush Holder.
It’s important that you know more about this special object because my main objective wasn’t just to create a storage solution for the brushes – it was to work with this very particular artisan. His talent and his wood works aesthetics make this object an art piece that we can use with our brushes.
Working with Mr Iwata surpasses my wildest dreams! These are moments that I wish I could share with you in real time so that you see him at work.
I am forever grateful to Mr Iwata for his determination to make this brush holder such an extraordinary piece, and to all of you, because without your understanding and appreciation this wouldn’t have happened.
It was challenging, it’s an item with many pieces and many steps, handmade, it required a long production time and since it’s made by someone truly special and renown, the production cost is obviously very high.
I hesitated to pursue with this project due to the cost and the effort, but our connection was one of a kind and we had to try!!! We were fueled by our passion and we were hoping that someone out there would understand and appreciate it.
It was intense when the Walnut Brush Holder launched, I was so excited, it was risky to launch such an expensive product but working with such a master artisan was a blessing and so worth it. We are both so grateful to you all for your supportive and encouraging feedback!!
Later, I shared a different design with Mr Iwata, he thought this new design would be fun to work on and we were very excited. As we made progress, we realized we could only envision this new piece for a Limited Edition release and this is the Cranes over Mt Fuji brush holder.
It really is about the story, about the connection with the people that I work with and all of this is only possible if I have a sincere connection with you in the first place. I always said I could never thank you enough and that is a fact.
If you have any questions about the usage or the process, or anything else, please do not hesitate to ask! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your trust, also for your precious support and for your patience!
THANK YOU !!!