A Word From The Artist
The "Shift" vessels are a result of an exploration into form development that focussed on the visual and structural relationships between adjacent components, An unfamiliar form is revealed by the shifting action of fragments that previously created a familiar shape. The resulting forms are meant to reflect the energy and growth observed in nature. Each vessel consists of a series of segments that have been steam bent and subsequently machined and shaped by hand before final assembly. Some of the vessels feature finished surfaces that are a stark contrast to the clean lines of each form, yet suggest the ageing process wich is essential to the cycle of life.