Myer Halliday designs and hand makes beautifully simple and elegant ceramic pieces.
To create his pieces, Myer works largely with slipcast porcelain and parian (a type of bisque porcelain imitating marble). This gives his pieces a wonderful tactile feel that is undeniable.
Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2009, Myer is now based in Edinburgh and works in Leith. He describes his design process as being circular – from the initial idea and experimentation, to finishing with the kiln, and being motivated by the desire to make objects that others will enjoy.
His childhood interest in ceramics was sparked as he dusted the items for sale in his family’s retail establishments in Dumfries. It was here also that he developed a critical eye for design.
Today, Myer is influenced and inspired by others working in ceramics and closely related areas. He has a long-standing love of the work of the Arabia factory in Finland, for its modernist design aesthetic ‘with a Finnish twist’ and also respects the way they have over time involved artists in their design process. He also holds Terence Conran in high esteem, both as a designer and as a design retailer. He admires the work of fellow ceramicist Sue Prykes, both for the quality of her designs as well as her craftsmanship.