“My favourite part of the process is a finishing. I’m driven by the thought of completion and seeing. I love to step back and for a split second feel productive, and in that moment not feel anxious.
“I prefer that people don’t understand the process. Some of the processes we use, especially on the large and complicated projects, are really interesting, but I prefer to hide the breadcrumbs and make the evidence of the making disappear. Questions are more interesting without the answers.”
“I think when something is handmade it possesses an unquestionable charm – we find character in imperfection. Creative and experiential value becomes diluted as an item is repeatedly produced. I’m not a critic of mass production. I appreciate that good design must consider efficiency, cost, performance and profit, and high production numbers allow more consumers to access and afford a potentially life-enriching or even life-saving piece of design. At the same time, the more rare something is the more precious it becomes and this is the kind of object or experience that I seek to create.”
“What frightens me most is the mass production of ideas. It sometimes feels as though society has become a slave to trends – we are all encouraged to act, look and think the same way. This reality restricts exploration. If everyone in the world was different, it would be a brilliant incubator for imagination and innovation.
“What does the future hold for handmade? While mankind has hands, we will use them.”