Do you remember the moment you first thought of taking up this craft?
It was a spontaneous decision that came when I was sitting in an office doing a job that did not inspire me. Searching for my real “soul mission”, something more creative and expressive, I wanted to be able to leverage all my skills and passions, and I felt a strong connection to ceramics.
What are your sources of inspiration?
I don’t like any strict definitions or labels – or rules. I prefer to see different facets and shades of objects rather than specific details. Anything can become a subject-matter – it could be my background, reflections, emotions, subconscious or the creative process itself – be it physical or spiritual.
© Adrian Scoffham
How would you define what you do?
I combine my two passions which are in some ways two opposites: on the one hand I am drawn to science, engineering and a love of structures, I merge this with unconscious and spontaneous improvisation, tactility and freedom of creation. I use the synergy of both to find a way to express myself. After completing an artwork, I try to read it myself.
Can you tell us about the most memorable achievment in your craft?
Accepting an award for the Best Artistic Ceramics at the International Symposium of Ceramics organised by the National Centre of Ceramic Art: Sidi Kacem Jelizi was one of the priceless moments of my life. I was my first experience of working outside my studio in the presence of 30 artists of 23 nationalities.