We have been following Alex for some time now and delighted that at short notice we have 10 vessels arriving in November 2016. Perfect gifts for friends, family or yourself!
Available Works - March 2017
Alex creates objects with a harmonious connection between surface and form. His pieces are formally inspired by simple ceramic profiles and the highly textured surface is a response to his fascination for touch.
The tactile qualities of Alex's artefacts are inspired by textures that surround us such as; tree bark, natural rocks, cracking paint and even marine life. The thrown vessel is used as a canvas to investigate the properties of these surfaces. Metal oxides add depth whilst the gold, platinum and copper lustre adds a sense of opulence.
No two pieces are ever the same; this is intentional, as he feels each piece has its own story to tell. He would like the viewer to interact with the work through touch and perhaps see if they can feel the pots journey. Each item is fired several times due to the different temperatures in which he fires; this gives him the opportunity to re-fire vessels to add more oxide or lustre.
It is the range of textural qualities that can be obtained from different clays and materials taken from the ground that really excites Alex as a ceramicist. The various approaches to creating these unique surfaces, through a range of techniques is of constant interest.