Trevor Foster (IG: @trevorfosterstudio)

October 08, 2022

Welcome to this week's #benchmarkspotlight (formerly the #weldershowcase) - we had the opportunity to sit down with Trevor from @trevorfosterstudio and talk a little shop.
 
If you would like to be featured in our weekly spotlight (100% FREE) and have a chance at winning one of our Grinder Hoods please send us an email to leo.benchmarkabrasives@gmail.com to get you scheduled in an upcoming week. These spotlights are intended to highlight your skill, your business, and your tips and tricks.  Most of all it's to have a little fun!
Enjoy and Grind On!

 

 
Name:  Trevor Foster

Business Name:  Trevor Foster Studio

Location: Seattle, WA | Chiang Mai, Thailand

Socials: IG:  @trevorfosterstudio
 
 
Specialties:  Ceramic Art
Tell us about yourself - what inspired you to get into your trade? And how long?
I was born in Seattle, WA and traveled to Southeast Asia every year with my antique collecting parents. From the moment I was born I loved to make things. I was attracted to the ceramic medium in particular because it is the most malleable.  As a maker I love the process of organizing chaos.
 
 
What keeps you motivated throughout the day?
The idea of incremental progress keeps me going. I take the greatest pleasure from slowly but surely refining my trade.
What is your favorite shop tool and why?
My favorite tool is a serrated mini clay trawl.  
 
 
What's your favorite piece that you've worked on?
Lately I’ve been really into learning skull anatomy so this series is probably my favorite.
If you could have any job as it relates to question 1 what would it be and what would you do with that?
I already have it. Just would like to get better at my craft.
 
 
If there was one person you could collaborate with - who would it be and why?
Richard Notkin. Amazing artist and super talented in both art and craft.
Do you have any advice for the next generation that you wish you had when you first started?
Embrace good tools and technology. The art field has to be one of the most difficult to excel in- you need all the help you can get.
 
 
What are your future plans for your shop?
Expanding! In the next year I will move into a bigger shop with more room for tools, equipment and people.

 

A Note From Leo
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Trevor! Incremental progress is something that I really need to embrace myself so that I can just take the leap into a new medium!



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