Jahday Ford is a recent graduate from The Manchester School of Art specialising in hot glass and mould design. Using the combination of glass blowing and digital design the materiality of his glass objects changes radically, effectively bonding these two diverse fields.
His award winning project 'Breathe' has been exhibiting in galleries around the country including New Designers, London Design Junction, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and The National Centre for Craft & Design based in Lincolnshire.
Glass behaves differently with every element or exterior surface its comes into contact with. With wood, metal, clay and digital processes I am able to explore new synergies between glass and other compatible materials. This creates forms and textures not possible by traditional hand-made techniques, therefore formulating innovative methods of glassmaking within my practice.