Local Artist Series // Kristian Hawker

Who are you and what do you create?
Kristian Flindt Hawker. I work across a broad spectrum of mediums including clay, paint, ink and sound.

Kristian Hawker

What materials and techniques do you use?
I predominantly use acrylic and oils for my paintings with lots of large brush strokes. For my pottery, I tend to mainly use stoneware but find myself mixing different clays together to create a more individual look and colour. As for the circle drawings they are mostly ink on watercolour cotton paper.

What kind of inspirations go into your work?
I’m an extremely visual person so I’m constantly looking for and taking inspiration from everything around me. I spend a lot of time in nature and use stories that come into my world as inspiration. 

Kristian Hawker doing pottery

In what space do you like to create most?
Anywhere really. I enjoy creating in large open spaces. I am currently in between studios so it’s a little difficult to create the larger pieces that I am wanting to. Hopefully that changes soon…

What has been your favourite or most important work to date?
A few years back, I did a series of works that were important to me and they set me on a beautiful journey. Now I’m constantly looking for the next piece in the puzzle to continue this story. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Kristian Hawker painting

Questions asked by our audience on Instagram

How long have you been doing pottery for?
Around 8 years…

Who’s your biggest influence?

Where are you hiding the fountain of youth?
I’m hiding it here.

What do you wear to bed?
A panda suit.

Favourite artist?
Stan Pi, Willem de Kooning, and Jack Hellboy.

What are your favourite hobies?
Marble racing and rock skimming.

Kristian Hawker ink painting

Careful Fault Radio

Kristian has kindly put together a playlist for us through his sound platform, Careful Fault Radio. Click here to listen to it. 

Kristian Hawker

Kristian Hawker painting

To see more of Kristian’s work, head across to his Instagram, or subsribe to Careful Fault Radio on Spotify

Kristian Hawker painting