Ed Bentley – Acava Studios: Spode Works

Ed Bentley

I explore a fascination with aerodynamics and architecture via the making of hand-built abstract forms of convex, concave and flat planes of clay. Every stage of production is an improvised experiment in a quest to produce original and balanced compositions that highlight and intensify the beauty of light and shadow on surface. My current practice also incorporates a ceramic shape design,  product development and mould making consultancy for the ceramic industry, craft potters and students.  I also teach these skills, learned in an industrial setting over 30 years, at several universities nationally and at in-depth residential master classes at my Spode Works studio.