The theory behind my design approach is to create and inspire contemporary products using a minimalist approach. The need for sustainable products is important to reduce wastage and encourage the longevity for the product. My products are specifically designed to approach this issue using minimal materials and manufacturing processes to achieve the result.
Llewelyn Ash has been working in Glass for five years, learning to blow glass at the University of South Australia. Being guided and mentored by Gabrielle Bisetto and tutored by Tim Shaw, Llewelyn created his own unique and distinctive style. Prior to discovering Glass he painted and created etching from drawings. He now incorporates his printmaking designs onto the glass using the graphic qualities of line to express ideas.
This studio gives me the opportunity both to bring my designs to life and to showcase them. My goal is to create beautiful furniture and objects with simple forms and superbly executed details. Pieces which combine functionality and art. My work is varied from one off pieces and commissions to limited edition small production runs. As well as that aspect of my career I continue to work with clients on residential joinery projects and commercial interior installations. I work from a sculptural perspective with my inspiration coming from all around me. My aim is to design pieces which gently engage the senses and provoke an emotional connection.
Sets of five wheel thrown vessels pushed together when the clay is still wet make a unique set that fit together as a group, and can also be separated, used and admired alone for the unique forms that they are. Due to the way these works are made every set is distinctly unique. (All ceramic pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe.)