Adam Ross

Wine Glass 5  - Hand thrown Champagne Flute - Porcelain   H - 210mm   W - 80mm(7).jpg

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'At the very core of my practice is a mastery of material. For the past year I have been working in porcelain and I have lead myself down the path of mastering the techniques and processes that reflect what I see when I think of porcelain. I think of a showcase in refinement, delicacy, translucency, texture and decadence. Each piece perfectly paired back, no distractions from the material itself: the only allowable expressions are ones that enhance what I imagine porcelain should be.'

 'A harmony must be struck between what the material wants to exhibit and what I myself as the craftsmen want to showcase. It is the desire to learn this joint language fully that guides my work, leading me down a path of forever changing, throwing, refining, trimming and firing.'

Matt Cronshaw (aka Little Torch Ceramics) is a ceramicist based in Manchester. Self-taught, he uses porcelain to pursue technically difficult hand thrown forms with a contemporary aesthetic.

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