This commission involved photographing the work of Designer and Professor Stefano Santilli for American Hardwood. The artist's work is focused on the process of creation and the art of craftsmanship. Using American red oak, cherry and maple he has created a series of vessels for Collect 2019 by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Each vessel is a reflection of a lost object found on his local beach, drawing on their shape for inspiration. U.S. hardwood was chosen because of its versatility – vessels are steamed, folded and manipulated into complex forms. “Having never used red oak before, I was impressed with how it is rugged looking yet technically perfect and easy to work with.”