Since relocating from Bermuda to Manchester UK in 2011, Jahday Ford has developed his artistry through collaborations, craft design theory and most recently graduating from The Manchester School of Art in Three Dimensional Design.
His transition into the professional industry have had constant exposure to styles, cultures, markets, advances in technology and various material combinations. Each aspect of these findings has been crucial, yet very exciting throughout the idea generation and creative growth within his work predominantly in glass making. His primary focus leads towards the exploration in experimental and digital glass which are crafted with bespoke wood and metal moulds. It’s an unorthodox methodology that uses programming, CNC drilling and water-jet cutting to create precise formations, patterns, and innovative characteristics not possible by traditional hand techniques.
Jahday’s most recent glassworks have showcased in New Designers, London Design Junction, Manchester Craft & Design Centre & The National Centre for Craft & Design based in Lincolnshire.