23 October 2018 / Artist Feature
We caught up with John in his studio this week to find out more about him and his work.
What do you like about your work?
I like my work because it enables me to explore all the things I love about the world, such as nature, colour and movement, and encapsulate them into expressive wearable objects.
Do you have a daily routine?
I have tried to create a routine for myself but in reality it just doesn’t happen. I like that each day is different.
What does having a studio mean for you?
Having my studio is massively important to me. It’s a space all of my own, in which I can do whatever I choose. It represents freedom.
What do you like about working in NEH?
I love the sense of community within NEH, especially because my work is quite solitary. It’s comforting that others are close by having a similar experience. It’s also great when you need to borrow tools!
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about making things that make a positive statement.
What do you like about the open studios/ opening your studio/ meeting the public?
I love Open Studios because it offers people a chance to purchase some really special Christmas gifts, direct from the makers themselves, and at more affordable prices. You can see where all the action takes place. As a maker it’s a really nice way to round up the year while spreading some Christmas cheer. It’s also a great excuse to properly clean the place ;)
What’s your favourite place(s) in Brighton?
Second to my studio, my favourite place in Brighton would have to be the beach because it’s never the same. I love the power or the stillness of the water and the expanse of open sky. If you’re lucky you get to watch the starlings dancing against a spectacular sunset.
8. What do you like about living in Brighton?
Firstly I love the people of Brighton, who tend to share a similar values and a sense of fun in the way we live our lives. It’s very special. I love being by the sea, the slower pace of life and I like being able to walk everywhere.
Artist Feature Coming Week Next:
Pottery and Tiles
Previous Week's Artist Feature:
Screen and Giclee Prints