Sunday, 21 April 2013

Maker of the Week - James Price

James Price is a designer and maker of contemporary forged metalwork. He will be exhibiting at the Palace Art and Craft Fair.

At what age did you know you wanted to become a maker?  About 16 or 17, drew lots and had a great time, I also worked in Switzerland for a while

Is being a designer your only job?Nope this is my life's work

If you could be anything else what would you be? Gardener, carpenter, heir

One favourite living artist / designer?

Richard Sera, the monumental scale

One favourite historical artist / designer?

Gaudi, his expressive use of ironwork

Who / what has had most influence on your work? The process and my material

What is the most interesting / fun job you have had?
This is it, for the sheer variety of creative challenges

What is your most prized item of art / design / craft? Nice vintage Italian espresso maker, makes a fantastic macchiato

What item of design / craft do you covet most?A spectacular forged metal lock and key, probably 3-400 yrs old

Last book / film that blew your mind?Django Unchained

What are you listening to? At the moment 6 Music

How many hours do you waste on the internet each day? More than I should, especially now I have got into Twitter

If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? Somewhere Nordic, I like a nice jumper

Where and what is your studio?A forge down a long windy lane near Lewes. I have a showroom as well where I tend to make a lot of noise.

Three words that describe your feeling of doing your work? Satisfaction, enjoyment and occasional exhaustion

Chips or mash?
Chips every time.

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