Umut Yamac

Umut Yamac

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What do you specialise in making?

Conceptual objects, clocks, lamps and site specific installations.

What part of the making process do you most enjoy: the arrival of an idea or the crafting of the finished piece?

I enjoy coming up with ideas and imagining the different ways they could be made. I’m always interested in working with new materials and techniques so if there is scope for that in the project that’s a bonus.

Can you remember the first thing you made?

Dangerously wobbly skate ramps.

Does your craft shape the way you consume products?

I do like beautiful things, so yes, but I take the rough with the smooth.

Where are you happiest outside of your workshop?

On a skateboard.

A hole-and-corner is a secret place hidden away 

from the hustle and bustle of daily life: Where is your own 

hole-and-corner?

In my head.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Every morning when you wake up, sit at the end of your bed and think about what you want to say to the world today, and don’t get up until you know what it is.

Umut Yamac

Heal's Modern Craft Market

Photographs by Jon Cardwell