Path and Inspiration
Alex Garnett is a self-taught ceramicist and experienced prop/model maker with a passion for visual art. His main forte is subverting mundane everyday items into unique, quirky collectibles. Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2003, Alex co-founded the design studio MIXKO. In 2010 he established himself independently under WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM clients include Bloomberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fiorucci, IKEA, Paul Smith, Top Shop. His work has also featured on The One Show and Noel Fielding’s “Luxury comedy"
Process and Practice
I produce functional items first sculpting by hand and slip casting. Be it a lamp shade, plant pot or a piece of a jewellery - I want the item to stand up as a piece of visual art/ sculpture. I use porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, underglazes colours, I often spray my glaze finishes and use metallic lustres and digital transfers.