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Nicholas Downing

I have always been a maker of things. I Particularly enjoy the challenge of creating objects that are functional as well as beautiful. I strive to make things that are pleasing to the eye, feel good in the hand, and perform their intended tasks well. I am inspired by utility and tactility and the visceral response that people have when they physically interact with handmade objects. My work strives to highlight the innate nature of the materials from which they are made. I often look to artisans and craftsmen of the past for inspiration but strive to apply my own contemporary sensibilities.