McFetridge turns to clay

Graphic designer and illustrator Geoff McFetridge has turned his hand to crockery, creating beautiful hand-painted plates and tableware in a new show for the Californian homeware brand Heath Ceramics

Graphic designer and illustrator Geoff McFetridge has turned his hand to crockery, creating beautiful hand-painted plates and tableware in a new show for the Californian homeware brand Heath Ceramics

My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking is at Heath’s LA showroom and features a complete custom-painted dinnerware set with service accessories for six people; hand-carved teapot and cup sets; and custom hand-carved vases in both one-of-a-kind and limited edition multiples. McFetridge was invited to create the work by Heath‘s LA Studio director Adam Silverman.

 

The title, McFetridge says, referes to his mental state while drawing. Most of the pieces were created ‘live’ without using prior sketches. “There was no way to cover up my mistakes,” he says. “Very few of the pieces were based on a sketch, or penciled in before I started working on them. Most were conceived as they were drawn.

The work I do, that I value most, has these same qualities. Yet, I feel that very little of my work is perceived like this. Maybe it is because the things that I make are rarely things that people can hold in their hands, but rather they are images that people hold in their heads.”

 

My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking is at Heath Los Angeles until December 31

 

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