The light was perfect. The workshop filled with all of the antiquities and wooden floor tiles that makes Lassco so infamous and would, on a usual day, transfix me for hours, was so beautifully lit that it obscured all other potential distractions, except for one more thing – the smell.
The kind of smell that stays with you for hours, even days after the first hit. Alex from 26 Grains was prepping for the evening’s workshop in collaboration with Lucy Franks & Lassco Ropewalk‘s series – The Seasons At Lassco and I was there to shoot it all.
Several months ago I was lucky enough to shoot Sue Paraskeva at work in her beautiful Island studio – along with her darling dog Lucy, it’s always a bonus with a pooch on set. Although I (thankfully) didn’t have to put in half the hours that she regularly does, I got a pretty special view of one of the Island’s and industry’s most exciting ceramicists. Here are a few of my favourites from the day.
Am I playing the same old record? Possibly. Is there an insane amount of butter on the side of that plate? Maybe. Do I care? Nope.
Just before Christmas I was asked to shoot the incredibly talented Alice Gabb writing out the invitations for The Seasons At LASSCO’s WINTER events. The more I shoot, the more I realise that I absolutely love capturing creatives at work and this shoot is no different.