Josie Irvine

Material, skill and process are the three main components that drive Josie’s practice. This fusion of the handmade process and her desire to learn new skills is what has dictated her choice of what are commonly considered to be materials of industry such as steel, aluminium, glass and concrete. This requires her to learn the processes of moulding and welding which bring the work into being.  The unseen creative journey that these processes involve are a large part of Irvine’s practice and intention. Every object is handmade with enough deftness and skill to suggest ‘machine-like perfection’ but also with that reassuring hint of human error that allows these stark shapes some charm.

The arrangement and positioning of of these mixed material shapes is key to how they are viewed. The reflections and light caught by the different mediums means they automatically respond and interact with their location and environment.