‘The process begins by creating very thin walls from one piece of clay, which sometimes takes a day and a half to do,’ he says of the crumpled works, which will feature in Vessel Gallery’s Collect curation. ‘I’ll dry it off, and rethrow it a number of times to make sure I get the vessel at the exact right moment for it to be manipulated.’
After the last throw, he covers the piece in plastic to make it ‘sweat’ for the purpose of malleability, before manipulating its shape from the inside out. He then begins to work on the outside, pushing and pulling the clay in different directions until it reaches a final form that he is happy with.
‘The pieces look very fluid and very instant, but actually, they’re not,’ he says – perhaps offering an insight into the attraction of his work to others. While his ceramics may look like they were made effortlessly, the process involves a high level of skill and dedication.