ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Callum Forbes is a highly skilled potter who has undergone extensive training in the revered English country/studio pottery tradition. His expertise lies in creating exquisite forms through the art of wheel throwing, where the inherent beauty of each piece is derived from its functionality. 

Deeply rooted in his artistic philosophy is the recognition of the social significance that objects intended for use hold. This profound understanding fuels his unwavering desire to create pottery that not only serves a purpose but also fulfills a meaningful role in society. 

In his pursuit to detach from the reliance on industrial processes, Callum Forbes has embraced the use of found materials in his practice. This deliberate choice reflects his commitment to reducing dependence on mass production and aligning his work with a more sustainable approach.

For his presentation at SCAF, Callum Forbes has incorporated local clay sourced from Stoke on Trent, a region renowned as the birthplace of the pottery industry in the United Kingdom. 

This deliberate selection of materials adds a significant layer of authenticity and historical context to his work. Furthermore, the clay has been intentionally adulterated to mirror the harsh metallic scars that industrialization has left on our world.

Through his meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful material choices, Callum Forbes brings forth a body of work that not only showcases his technical prowess but also serves as a poignant commentary on the impact of industrialization on our environment.

 

ARTWORK BY CALLUM PETER FORBES

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