Meet Ceramicist Jay Frazer


Why did you choose to be an artist/designer? By making art I am creating small extensions of me, and this helps ground me in life.

What medium do you work in?

Ceramics


What's your background, have you always been an artist/designer?

I studied Fine art and Philosophy, and very quickly after my degree I found clay and haven’t put it down since. I also work with vulnerable adults in Art workshop settings.

How has your practice changed over time?

I’m still growing in my understanding of the material, yet I am learning to let go of the need to know everything about it, and from this I think my work is finding a nice balance of form and texture.

How and when did you started creating?

From a young age I regularly had my hands in either play-dough, mud or clay.


How would you describe your creations?

A balance between natural and contemporary

What inspires you?

Stones that I find walking on the hills or on the beach. Colours and textures in nature. Working organically with clay and seeing what happens. Mistakes and serendipity.


Where do you show / sell your art?

I sell on my website jayfrazerceramics.com and also at SDX, both in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Also at the Tate shop London, Or Skye, Cabinet Ullapool, Tayberry Perth and lots more shops and galleries around Scotland

Do you think art can have an impact in the local community?

Definitely.

Who are your biggest influences?

Lotte Glob - my first Ceramics mentor and teacher


Which current art do you think is having an impact in the world right now?

Art that is sustainable, environmental and traditional. Unique things that people choose to have in their homes instead of mass produced non environmental junk.


What difference has working with SDX made to your business?

It has allowed me to continue making what I love, rather than asking me to tailor my work to the customer.




Thank you to Jay Frazer for participating in our blog.

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