James Shaw is a designer and maker exploring the material landscape in a hands-on way. His work offers a new way of thinking about the creation of objects, challenging existing material, systemic and formal approaches. Frequently, his work considers the resources around us, confronting the notion of ‘waste’ to create new, beautiful materials.
Most well-known for his work with waste plastics, Shaw hand-extrudes blobby, gloopy and baroque forms, creating unexpected outcomes from a familiar and problematic material.
A lesson in functional art, each of Shaw’s unexpected creations brings out the beauty and excitement of the waste material, transforming it into something of lasting interest and value