Hayden studied at The College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Without any prior experience, he chose to major in ceramics and object design. Quickly finding his feet, and more importantly his passion, he flourished.
After years of study and practice, Hayden believes that good design is about realising function with aesthetic integrity without unnecessary complications. The products and systems we interact with everyday should enable us, instead of frustrate us and Hayden hopes to instil that in each of his objects, aiming to facilitate pure enjoyment in use.
The importance of creating both environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to the design problems posed by the contemporary world is a core value of his work. Essentially, he strives to combine techniques of concept and form development with hand crafting or limited batch production to achieve the quality, integrity and aesthetic he desires with a minimal environmental footprint.
Based in his studio in Sydney, Hayden is currently working on lighting, tableware and ornamental designs both in his own practice and in collaboration with upcoming and established designers and craftspeople.
Find Hayden on Instagram and meet him at our market on Saturday 2 April at the Marrickville Town Hall.