Seize the moments

Using my artistic eye and the latest filmmaking technology, I search for the unique and interesting shots that make up the bigger picture. 

 

Watch my showreel below to view some of my work.

 

Showreel and key projects

 
Onggi Master, Lee Kang Hyo throwing a coil pot at his workshop South Korea 2014

LEE KANG-HYO – Onggi Master

Lee Kang-hyo is world-famous for mastering the traditional Korean technique called Onggi – a technique that allows him to make enormous, often man-sized pots. This documentary tells the story of Lee Kang-hyo’s search for a beautiful life, through his work and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, it gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part in his artistic practice. In its first year it has been watched over 400,000 times online.

 
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KING RICHARD III – Making of the Tomb

Following the making of Richard III’s tomb over the course of several months: from the shaping of the 6-tonne block of Swaledale Fossil to the intricate pietra dura technique used on the coat of arms. Footage was shown during Channel 4’s live broadcast of the historic events that surrounded the reinterment of Richard III, seen by millions both here in the UK and worldwide.

 
Jonathan Clarke lighting his furnace to smelt metal

JONATHAN CLARKE – Pure Flowing Instinct

I was commissioned by sculptor Jonathan Clarke to redevelop his website and make a series of films to allow him to share his work online. 

 
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ST. KATHARINE'S WINDOWS – The Life and Death of King Richard III by Thomas Denny

Step into the magical world of stained glass with artist Thomas Denny and watch him working directly on the second of two windows depicting the life and death of King Richard III.  We also see Patrick Costeloe leading the glass and follow Ben Sinclair and team during the delicate installation phase of the project at Leicester Cathedral.

 
Takeshi Yasuda Made in China at the pottery wheel

TAKESHI YASUDA – Made in China

Commissioned to coincide with Takeshi Yasuda’s 70th birthday and landmark exhibition at the Goldmark Gallery, this documentary is a celebration of the artist's life-long love for clay. Set in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China, the film explores the extraordinary sights of the surrounding area: from the colourful food markets to the local craftsmen whose working practices haven’t changed for centuries.

 
Lisa Hammond checking her pottery kiln

LISA HAMMOND – A Sense of Adventure

Filmed in the run up to her major exhibition, this documentary follows Lisa at an exciting junction in her ceramics career. We see her making her characteristic pieces and watch them later emerge from the kiln. The Guardian newspaper featured a shortened version of the film on their home page and arts page. In the first 24 hours it received over 70,000 views.

 
Sid Burnard Free Spirit

SID BURNARD – Free Spirit

Free Spirit is a film about driftwood sculptor Sid Burnard who combs the beaches of Cardigan Bay, Wales in search of Neptune's treasure. Back at his studio he assembles the 'junk' into works of art that reflect his humour and incredible eye. It was nominated for best documentary in the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2012).

 
Anne Mette Hjortshoj – Paying Honest Attention

ANNE METTE HJORTSHØJ – Paying Honest Attention

Anne Mette Hjortshøj lives and works on the small Danish island of Bornholm situated in the Baltic Sea. We learn of her influences both within and outside of the Danish potting tradition and the inspiration she takes from the nature of the island. The film was seen by the Queen of Denmark, herself a keen collector of ceramics, and as a result she extended her royal tour to include a visit to Hjortshøj's studio. The film was aired on television by Danish national broadcaster TV2/Bornholm during the Queen's visit.