Andrew creates minimalist ceramic forms that are contrasted by elements of spontaneity and chance. He works mainly with thrown porcelain which allows him to produce a colour palette from pure white through to vivid primary colours. He enjoys both the technical challenge of porcelain and the tactile quality of the finished surface.
Andrew's work is divided into a number of different series with each piece displaying unique forms and patternation. The Nebula series are burnished forms whose patterned surfaces raise questions of scale; are we looking at close-up views of black and white photography or distant clouds? Some are intended as large single pieces while others form groups of related objects where no two are alike.
The Eccentric series are thrown and altered functional works with irregular oval bases and strong throwing lines. They play with the plastic qualities of porcelain taken towards the limits of its strength on the wheel to reveal the soft organic nature of the material at its best. In the Pool series, the glazes within the shallow porcelain bowls form cloudy patterns that vary in tone and hue, encouraging the eye to search for patterns and associations.
The Cirrus works have geometric profiles contrasted by the formation of sinuous eddies of different coloured porcelains incorporated during the throwing process. These simple porcelain forms have finely burnished surfaces that are inviting to the touch.
Andrew completed his MA in 'Design: Ceramics' with a distinction at Bath Spa University in 2014.
Gallery Nine, Bath
Shades of Clay, Kunsthuis Gallery
Zwart-Wit, Kunsthuis Gallery
Spring Show, Gallery Nine, Bath
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Nottingham University: Lustre
Nantgarw Chinaworks Museum: Unfolding, new graduates in clay
Business Design Centre: New Designers, Islington
44AD Gallery: Contemporary Art Fair, Bath
Intrigue Emporium: Autumn Show, Shoreditch
Bovey Tracey: Contemporary Crafts Festival
Bath Abbey: Hospitality Exhibition
44AD Gallery: Out of the Dark Exhibition, Bath
Holburne Museum: MA Collaboration Show