Having trained at Edinburgh College of Art and left with a BA(Hons) in Applied Arts, Gavin has continued to work in the ceramic industry, including ceramic and glass specialist in schools and art colleges as well as continuing as a practising artist.
Porcelain is a challenging material to work with but its unique qualities as a clay body has driven Gavin to investigate its wide potential through slip casting, hand building and throwing.
Fascinated by process and enhancing a technique, Gavin has explored the traditional glass cutting technique ‘battuto’ to create a highly textured, tactile surface on porcelain forms. This cutting technique allows him to exploit the materials translucent nature seeing the interior colour illuminating the exterior. Working intensively and methodically, absorbing the processes through production.