A chance encounter...
Our meeting was completely accidental – whilst on a shoot over in Stoke I walked past an industrial tableau framed by a classic Midlands bottle kiln.
Tucked awkwardly into the corner was Tony’s workshop. The compact workspace was stacked from the crown to the toe top full of every shape and form of mould; and in the midst was Tony Ogen patiently working away on creating what is essentially a form to encompass nothing – making the “space between” – the space upon which the utility of the vessels we use depends.
I made a hasty introduction and asked if I could capture him at work. This short film is the end result – recording a process that hasn’t changed for hundreds of years.