Ben’s work explores self-organising forms with an emphasis on the gestural qualities involved in the making process; creating rhythms, textures and empathy with the chosen medium. His material usage is wide ranging, from ceramics to metals to found object. He incorporates transformative processes such as firing, casting and fabrication to achieve works that are quiet but allude to larger concepts, often to do with the mathematical, geometric and astronomical, but always mediated by the limitations and thus the expressive capabilities of hand and eye. He teaches sculpture at Mary Ward Centre, Morley College and Working Men’s College. This work is supported by an enthusiasm for invention and innovation, that he endeavours to pass on to students.