Adam Stocker

Adam is taking part in our coming Makers and Designers Market at Turner Contemporay on 4th and 5th December.

Describe what you do as a creative.

I create hollow form from wood in it natural state.

Tell us briefly about yourself.

I was born in Peckham, South London. One of three children. Moved out to Kent when I was 15. I am married with two children.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A lorry driver like my father.

How did you begin doing what you do?

I started woodturning during lockdown as a creative release. I soon got bored with the making of bowls etc from pre-formed blanks and started using wood burr in its natural form to create the pieces

What turns on your creativity? 

I have always been interested in art and music. Lockdown triggered interest to keep me sane.

What do you like best about your work?

The making process.

When were you most satisfied in your work?

Producing a piece from raw materials is always satisfying.

Describe a memorable response to your work?

People who see the wood in its raw state and then see the finished piece are always surprised that what looks like a piece of fire wood can become art.

What is the most exciting part of your work at the moment?

Turning something ordinary in to something that has a beautiful quality about it.

What is your dream project?

Turning a large piece 1 metre wide.

Which artists / creative people are your heroes / inspiring figures?

None, like working with my own ideas and try not to be influenced by others work.

Your idea of happiness

Family, music, and creating.

What art/creativity related book should everyone read?

None, work from your own mind.

Tell us a lesson life has taught you.

Quality takes time.

Author: nathalieb