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Myer graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009. As a maker his previous experience had been of making wheel thrown functional work. Art school provided opportunities for him to get involved in new approaches to ceramics including experimenting with slip-casting, hand building and making sculpture.
Since leaving college and establishing his professional practice Myer has returned to making thrown forms that are decorated either by drawing with underglaze stains or painting with coloured slips.
“The pieces work best when a balance is struck between the line and the form.”
Much like a poem or a dance, the way the detail of the drawing works with and within the form of the structure creates a “bigger” and more meaningful piece than the form alone.
“I love drawing and use unglazed porcelain or porcelain-slipped stoneware as a way of capturing this.”
The pieces are diamond polished after firing to refine the surface. Vases have a clear glaze on their interiors. Myer has recently returned from the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Annual Craft Show where he was a member of the invited Scottish delegation.