Le Fevre has been experimenting with zoetrope animation for a few years – his own ‘phonotrope’ technique uses a record player and camera to create animated sequences.
But in a new commission for the Crafts Council, his skills were brought together with those of two potters – and their potter’s wheel became the spinning platform from which Le Fevre (who is represented by Nexus) and Paterson could create a great little animated sequence.
RAMP (Roop & Al Make Pots), the Devon-based studio of Rupert and Alice Johnstone, more regularly work on functional and one-off pieces in porcelain and earthenware.
The film was made to promote the work of the Crafts Council, a registered charity whose goal is to “make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft”. Its donation page is at craftscouncil.org.uk/donate.