When we think about clay we tend to link this material to smooth forms that offer a sleek and seamless surface. Even the pottery wheel, one of the most used tools in this craft, is mainly used to construct forms that are cylindrical and offer little in the way of breaks in the overall structure [&he
There’s definitely still a space open for experimentation with materials that have potential but are not fully utilised. I suppose we can link all crafts to this kind of thinking. What starts out as earth or a material found in nature can become an object that isn’t representative of its
The work of German born London-based artist Jost Münster made me think about layering with his collection of abstract art exploring this exact idea through the use of simple shapes.
James Outbridge lives and works in Holmfirth, Yorkshire and hand builds these using a slab method of construction, starting small and working upwards to create very monolithic-like forms.
London-based studio practice Forest + Found use wood, textiles and other crafts to create works of art that are inspired by architectural structures, ancient landscapes and cultural objects.
British artist Richard Devereux uses free spirited methods that lead to intriguing artworks that balance a clean and contemporary look with a deeper meaning and character.
For 2017 Suzie Idiens has made the series ‘Easy Does It’ and in 2016 'Netural Ground', both of which feature wall hangings consisting of different shapes in a mixture of flat monotone colours.
TIBBO by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby is a collection made from teak and is beautifully simple in appearance, using clean straight lines for the arms and legs that meet up quite perfectly.
This furniture made by British designer Mark Laban has been made from light wood such as maple and oak, looking deeper in to the production unveils many interesting things.
Looking almost like glaciers, or jagged blocks of ice jutting out from the landscape, these cast glass structures are made by Emma Camden at her studio in Whanganui, New Zealand.
A short film on woodturner Jonathan Leech. Filmed at Jonathan's workshop in the Cumbrian countryside, we get to see how he makes his unique vessels.