At the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, visitors could buy or commission work directly from over 150 makers. Making it a great place for artists and designers to create contacts and connections with other like-minded people.
A maker that caught my eye was Ashraf Hanna. He has created large vase like vessels which combine circular and straight shapes, to create a clever, and smooth motion within her forms. He says he enjoys the juxtaposition of sharp lines and softer curves. To achieve this accuracy and contrast between lines his pieces are slip cast giving them a smooth and clean finish.
I like how different all his pieces are, they come in sets of different shapes creating a diverse range but when they come together they have the joint similarity of soft and sharp lines.
Hanna inspires me as his work is both unique and stylish whilst still being minimalistic, which is what I aim to achieve in my own practice.
Other work featured at the fair,