Saturday, 6 August 2016

fourMAKERS@No.5 - Brydee Gillbard Contemporary Ceramic Designer

Brydee Gillbard working in her studio at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

In July I went to do a shoot with the ladies at fourMAKERS@No.5 who are based at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent. The shoot was a branding shoot which consisted of capturing their making techniques, photographing their unique products and finally, at the end of the day I took some portraits of each maker too.

I have already share my shoots with Libby Ward and Alex Allday, and today I'm sharing my final shoot in the series with Brydee Gillbard.

BRYDEE GILLBARD


Brydee Gillbard Contemporary Ceramic Designer photographed by Yasmin Qureshi Photography

Brydee is a contemporary ceramic designer whose working method I was able to see while she was  creating her pieces at her open studio at Middleport Pottery. Working by hand, Brydee was creating the simplistic geometric shapes that inspire her within her pieces.

Brydee Gillbard Designs by Yasmin Qureshi Photography

Brydee Gillbard Designs by Yasmin Qureshi Photography

Brydee Gillbard Designs by Yasmin Qureshi Photography

When it came to photographing her pieces, it was interesting to see how Brydee places the shapes, sometimes side by side, or sometimes stacked upon each other which resulted in a new design and pattern being created each time. But the best thing is that you can move them around whenever you want which means you can get creative and have fun with the process. While shooting I was able to move the pieces around and because there were so many possible ways of shooting Brydee's designs I found it difficult to decide on one way to shoot them!

Brydee Gillbard Designs by Yasmin Qureshi Photography

Once we were happy with shooting Brydee's designs indoors it was time to head outside to do a portrait shoot in the sunshine. It was a fun end to the day with all three makers outside having a laugh with one another. 

If you want to find out more about Brydee and her designs, including information on the various projects she's working on, head over to her website here.

I really enjoyed spending the day with all three women, and getting an insight into their work meant I had a lot to take in and keep me interested throughout the day.

That's it for the final shoot and post in the fourMAKERS@No.5 series. I'm looking forward to sharing more shoots with designers and makers in the future.
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