Headshot of Gabriel in black and white. Gabriel looks serious and is looking thoughtfully to the right. He wears a craveat and his shirt collar is turned up.

meet gabriel

“I have learnt through trial and error, mistakes which I now welcome with me on my creative journey into the future, wherever it may take me.”

I am a ceramicist and illustrator by trade.

 

My first introduction to ceramics was in college. This is where I learnt to apply my illustrator compositions onto a variety of different formats like scraphito and carving which felt like a natural avenue for me to tread, thus triggering my obsessive start into the creative world.

 

My main objective whilst I work is the apply my designing skills and ideas I’ve learnt over the years in illustration, to my ceramics. The most common methods I use to translate these are a selection of methods like carving, pressing and painting.

 

The most satisfying part of my work to me is the world I throw myself headfirst into whilst I work, putting on some music, a glass of wine perhaps and start working away. Stress drops usually, though there are times I have been sad or angry whilst working, I find it important to carry on through and use it to channel my creative flow so that serotonin increases and happiness rises to a level I feel at home regardless of location.

 

My current obsession is dish-ware which I use mainly as a facade format rather than a functional one, circles and block circumferences are such fun confines to work in. I wish to work towards vases/amphora.

 

I am now at a stage in my creative journey after about 9 years of working with ceramics, that I have come up with new expressive processes, languages in themselves as it were and techniques, which I have learnt through trial and error, mistakes which I now welcome with me on my creative journey into the future, wherever it may take me.