MICHAEL  CARROLL

Copyright 2016

I create processes and objects.

 

The task of creating something new, unexpected or surprising from my exploration of material and working methods is the motivation behind my work.

 

A persistent feature is the question of how to remove the use of glue or traditional fixings. This thought is not a limitation or a rule, but used as an opportunity to develop new techniques that can in turn influence new and unusual forms.

 

My work's aesthetic draws influence from a lifelong interest in inventing, engineering and making. This is an interest that has always been encouraged by the industrial landscapes of Northern England near to where I grew up.

 

Although my objects are built around forms that are clearly functional, I don't see this as either an objective or reason to create.  

 

I studied on the 3D Design: Designer Maker course at Plymouth University, graduating in 2011.

 

After a period working at a prestigious furniture studio in the Republic of Ireland, I now live and work in Knutsford, Cheshire, which is my home town.    

 

Shows/Exhibition

 

October 2016 – The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

Old Granada Studios Manchester

 

October 2013 – The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. Spinningfields, Manchester

 

September 2013 – “Furniture Forwards” at William Bennington Gallery , Isslington, London

 

December 2012 – “Crafted for You” at The Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Worcester

 

June/August 2012 – “Sculptural” at Coombe Trenchard with William Bennington Gallery, Devon

 

May 2012 – “Pop-up People” with Look Like Love, Peckham, London

 

July 2011 – New Designers, Isslington, London

 

June 2011 – Graduate Degree Show, Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon

 

March 2011 – Design. Made, Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon