is a Sydney based ceramic artist with a passion for porcelain.
Hayden believes that good design grows and that it is responsive, intuitive, amusing and aesthetically satisfying. Hayden has always believed there is an intrinsic value to creating to ultimately make someone happy and hopes to instill that in each of his objects, aiming to facilitate pure enjoyment in use. Hayden adheres to the principle that form follows function, acknowledging that form is a subsequent but equally important consideration.
Studying at COFA has instilled in him an understanding of the importance of creating both environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to the design problems posed by the contemporary world. Essentially, he strives to combine techniques of concept and form development with hand crafting or limited batch production to achieve the quality, integrity and aesthetic he desires.
Influenced by an appreciation of life’s vast and diverse experiences and the importance of growing and learning from these, Hayden uses the lightness, translucency, mimicry and texture of porcelain and to push the material and his skills to their very breaking point to find a convergence of crafting and concept, in perfect synchronicity.
Hayden is currently working on lighting, tableware and ornamental designs both in his own practice and in collaboration with upcoming and established designers and craftspeople.
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