Support the podcast by becoming a WTS+ member: Florian Gadsby is a ceramicist who creates hand thrown stoneware and pottery out of his studio in North London. He’s made thousands of exquisite cups, mugs, bowls, vases, jars and more...
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Florian Gadsby is a ceramicist who creates hand thrown stoneware and pottery out of his studio in North London. He’s made thousands of exquisite cups, mugs, bowls, vases, jars and more which he sells on his website at floriangadsby.com. About 5 or 6 years ago he began diligently posting his work daily on instagram and hasn't missed a day since.
Three years ago Florian began making and posting videos on YouTube allowing him to dive deeper into the process of making pottery and discuss his philosophy of making. His work is characterized by simple forms and straight shapes, but with an incredible attention to detail. There’s something timeless and universally beautiful about all of his pieces.
His videos take us inside a prolific profesional studio, showing viewers how clay is thrown on a wheel, shaped, trimmed, glazed and fired. He even gives us insight into how he manages to package and ship so many orders. If you’re an artist or craftsperson, you will find Florian’s videos to be inspiring. And if you aren’t a maker, you will enjoy the calming pace of these videos and marvel at how finely crafted art is created by someone at the top of their field. His pieces are truly stunning and it’s so satisfying to watch a blob of clay come to life on a wheel in his hands.
Florian Gadsby on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FlorianGadsbyCeramics