Syann Van Niftrik
Syann's pieces are simple, relying on their form and tactile appeal. Some are built up in an organic repetition of similar forms, linked in such a way as to give the final piece an almost animal movement. Often the surface is accentuated through patination, etching or tool-marking.
For Syann, the design of an object is inextricable from the making process, and she likes this to be discernible. The form, being a give and take of idea, material and technique. The more interaction there is between these elements, the more satisfying the result.