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Currently editing short “making of” videos for “Fire In The Belly”, the metal and clay sculpture I collaborated on with ceramic artist Robin DuPont. The piece is on show at the Alberta Craft Council gallery in Edmonton as part of the Craft Collaborations fund-raising auction—40 artists have collaborated on one of a kind pieces. See more images on the @albertacraftcouncil instagram feed, or visit www.albertacraft.ab.ca



I’m always curious about how other people engage with all the delicious digital documentation that we have available to us—what impact does it have? How do other people use documentation for their own design process, and is it even necessary to them? I take a lot of video and stills as I work, for 2 key reasons: so that I can share more of the studio process, and because I find I learn a lot by looking through the camera. I think framing images on a small screen helps me to see shapes and character differently, and it has become an important design tool alongside the trusty pencil and paper. I love referring to the photos as I work but, interestingly, I struggle to edit the video while I’m still hands-on with the materials. I usually go back to the video to see what I did, and now, with Fire In The Belly all finished, it is inspiring me to think about future work too. So great to find my brain already designing the next piece... 😎🥳

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