Simplicity is complexity resolved.
Believing in a less is more philosophy, Billy's work captures a deceptively simple design aesthetic resulting in pieces that are both contemporary in concept and timeless in style. To ensure the lifespan of his designs, he refers to these five values when developing new work:
Functional: Every product must serve a positively interactive purpose.
Simple: Shapes and design features should be conspicuously inconspicuous.
Versatile: Where appropriate, individual products or designed components should be multi-purposeful.
Efficient: Shapes must be individually and collectively designed to minimise physical effort and maximise comfort.
Durable: All aspects of a product should be considered with longevity in mind, both in concept and material.
Having completed two apprenticeships, Billy knows well the benefits that first hand experience in a creative practice can have on a career. Hence, from time to time, he offers internships to dedicated and skilled practitioners or students. To date, Billy has worked students and graduates from Central St Martins, Goldsmith's University, Cambridge University, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Plymouth University.
Applicants with a background in ceramic design and competent CAD and model making skills (in a variety of materials) preferred.
To enquire about current placement opportunities, please email the studio.
TEACHING & WORKSHOPS
Perhaps you are looking to take your office on an away day where your team can learn how to craft an object and consider the role that craftsmanship plays in your workplace? Billy enjoys working with clients to create a unique and personal experience. Whether you are an individual or collective, he welcomes the opportunity to help shape a creative solution to your requirements and budget.
Tuition enquiries from schools, colleges and universities are also welcome; Billy has taught at Camberwell College of Arts, Plymouth College of Art and Design and The Kiln Rooms, Peckham.
To discuss your tuition or workshop requirements, please email the studio.