Whilst completing his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, Chris undertook an artist residency in China. This period allowed him to explore underglaze printing and the busy streets full of advertising posters and graffiti inspired him to ‘find a new way to decorate’.
‘I take inspiration from the rich history within the ceramic field, combining materials, techniques and processes not commonly seen together to create objects that are rich with colour, texture and material quality. The surface decoration is applied in interesting and unusual ways. Lustre will appear painterly and free. Pattern will be disrupted by an area of loosely applied colour or worn away to reveal the clay underneath. Glaze is intentionally applied inconsistently to reveal the matt surface below and cracking is encouraged as decorative interest.
For me there is a strong relationship between the process of making and the variety of ways this leaves its mark.’