With each iteration of the vessel Gareth tests the limits of craft, both in materiality and human perception.
15 years on from the production of his first Vessels, but wanting to challenge the ever-changing boundaries of digital manufacturing and its relationship to craft still, Gareth employs a new technique of 3D printing.
Despite consistent progress in digital CNC manufacturing, there are still limitation. In a bold move Gareth steps away from his expert material, wood, and for the first time explores the possibilities of another raw material, sand. The fluid, yet solid substrate allows for endless configurations, giving Gareth to opportunity to the materialise designs he once could only dream about.
The eradication of the chisel does not mean that craftsmanship is not deeply routed within these Sand Vessels. Maintaining the belief that the machine is an extension of the maker’s hand, Gareth’s latest work sets out to challenge the perception of craft further and to test the limits of the digital manufacture.
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