I was lucky enough to be in Perth when Jon Goulder's first solo exhibition 11.12 New Furniture was on display in the FORM gallery a couple of months ago. Jon was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, has been winner of the Hobart Art Prize and People's Choice Award, and has work collected by the Powerhouse Museum and the Hobart Museum and Art Gallery.
During his time at Canberra Art School, Goulder was greatly influenced by Ian Gutheridge and the late George Ingham, who placed particular emphasis on craft skills within the course. 'George was instrumental in the way I work because of his refinement and his philosophy on how to make things - to appreciate the process as you go rather than rushing to see the finished article and to discover the nature of materials.'
All Jon's pieces are made of the highest quality and are very limited.
My three favourite pieces I dream to be in my house are:
'Form Wall Shelf'
'L D Desk'