The new Strasse collection of espresso cup towers were created from my love of coffee and are inspired by both water and agricultural grain towers spotted whist driving through the french countryside. This collection has a variety of shape and sizes that make this collection incredibly special. As with all my work, each piece is hand thrown on the potter’s wheel, weighing and measuring each lump of clay so that all of the elements of a completed tower fit neatly on top of or underneath each other. Click here or on the image to discover more and shop this collection.
The new RUND collection of towers are inspired by Round Architectural forms found in the landscape and from my image research of Bernd and Hilla Becher's black and white typological photographs. Images of water, gas and grain towers as well as the various structures found in Welsh Collieries have influenced this work. These towers have multiple functions and the individual cups, plates, bowls and spoons come in an assortment of sizes making this collection very unique. As with all of my work, each tower composition is one of a kind. Every lump of clay is weighed and measured before hand throwing on the potter’s wheel and then turned, ensuring that all of the elements of a completed tower fit neatly on top of or underneath each other. Click here or on the image to discover more and shop this collection
This was the first collection of espresso cup towers that I created inspired by images taken of water and agricultural grain towers by Bernd and Hilla Becher.
There are only a few pieces available from this collection so if you're after espresso cup towers then please head to the NEW Strasse Collection.
In 2019,The Maggie’s Centre and Dow Jones Architects commissioned a series of plates, bowls and mugs for the new and stunning Maggie’s Centre, Cardiff. After working meticulously for several months testing and measuring, the final sizes and designs were decided and the collection was born. Check out the project or some of the towers created from this series.
Since then, I have added other pieces to this collection, but the initial design is the same. As I throw each bowl, plate or cup on the potters wheel, not only do I think about the final design and what that tower will look like, but I also consider the people who will use them, what it’s like to unpack and stack each section back together, how the pieces feel when they're held in the hand and how they might look and function when food is served in them.
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More About the Collections
Since visiting Berlin in 2013 and observing Brutalist concrete architecture, I have been designing and creating functional, stacked ware in my Cardiff studio, exploring both modern and Brutalist constructed forms.
How They're Made
Meticulously thrown on the potters wheel, every piece I create is hand-crafted using my specially blended stoneware clay, developed to achieve a concrete colour and feel.
With a fastidious approach to the throwing and turning processes, I use weighing scales, calipers and measuring sticks to ensure that the stacked pieces are uniform and fit well with each other.
The exteriors are unglazed but feel smooth to the touch as they have been scrupulously hand sanded and buffed to achieve a polished concrete-like surface.
The interiors of the pieces are coated with a range of satin matt glaze colours that I have developed, and are fired to Cone 7 (1240c) for durability, producing both food and dishwasher safe ware.
I often work collaboratively so I am always happy to talk to you about creating bespoke pieces that suit you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your ideas.