The more you make something, the more it becomes honed and fluid. Particular aspects of things I've made for years exist not because I decided to put them there, but because they are a result of repetition and the enjoyment I get when certain things happen.
This isn’t the same as the subconscious creation associated with abstract expressionism. It’s a collection of tiny conscious decisions, unmeasurable on their own, built up over time, that have become habits or mannerisms.
These completely unpredictable things could be anything, from a minute build up of clay after I turn a pot or even the order in which a garment is sewn up.
These features could almost be compared to evolution – a change that only happens when something reinterprets itself again and again (and again).
You have to earn your style of work and if you reach it through these means, it is as original as you.
Photo by Emily Dennison