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Meet our People: Brent May

Brent May // Robert Gordon Pottery
We recently sat down with Brent May - our head product and packaging designer, who has been with us for 6 years. We spoke to him about what his day-to-day looks like at the office, and the ever changing industry of homewares. 










Describe a typical working day.

I start off with a coffee – always a great place to start! The day might involve some hand sketching, jotting down some product ideas and shapes. At the computer I’ll be swapping between product design, packaging and presentation work. There might be an odd photo that needs to be taken in the studio or a 3D print to make the ideas come to life. 










 What did you study? Where have you worked before? Tell us about your Design journey -

I studied Product Design at Monash University. I was lucky enough to work for a 3D visualisation company in Manchester, England that specialised in photo realistic imagery for the FMCG industry. From there I’ve had a few roles with ranging design disciplines.  Each role has helped shape the designer I am today. 

 What do you love about Pottery?  

Pottery has plenty of warmth and personality. It can be a practical item or a piece of art. Sometimes one, but mostly both. It amazes me that clay can be unearthed and shaped into a beautiful object, and like people be completely unique. 










On a personal note.... What is a great day out? –  

Catching up with friends, a day at the races or the odd music festival.  All three in a day or just one, I’m not fussy. 

Favourite place to eat in your local area?

Assaggini wine bar & restaurant in Mornington.  Always provides quality Italian. I’m also a frequent visitor at Madam Mekong for takeout Vietnamese pho. 

Favourite drink of choice?

If I’m in the mood for red wine, a good pinot hits the spot.  I’m always up for trying a locally brewed craft beer. 


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