Phil Cuttance is a designer maker from New Zealand, now based in London.
Phil creates beautiful objects whose form, often detailed and visually complex, belies the hand-made, lo-fi processes by which they are created. On closer inspection the objects often reveal small imperfections, which are a result of the process and communicate the hand-made nature of the piece.
His Herringbone vases are created using a custom folding pattern which is then projected onto flat sheet material. This material is then folded by hand into a 3D 'Herringbone' shaped relief. This relief is used as a flat mould onto which resin is cast. This casting is then manipulated by hand into the final 3D form of the piece. From this form the mould for the Herringbone vases is cast.
Phil is interested in methods of making which endow his objects with visual clues about how they were made. All of Phil's objects are handmade in his London Studio.