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A podcast following designers, musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and more, exploring the details of how they get from a to b and everything in between.

OnProces‪s‬ Adam Busby

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A podcast following designers, musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and more, exploring the details of how they get from a to b and everything in between.

    Zhu Ohmu On Sculptural Ceramics

    Zhu Ohmu On Sculptural Ceramics

    Working under the pseudonym Zhu Ohmu, Melbourne ceramicist Rose Wei makes striking organic decorative vessels. Zhu makes the most incredible and almost visceral pieces of ceramic and all done with no formal training. During our chat we dive into how the lack of formal training has actually been a key asset to what she has accomplished. We hear Zhu's thoughts on having a mindset of play and experimentation and how having an openness to failure creates new opportunities and chances for innovation. We dig into getting past a creative block and some fantastic and practical advice that Zhu shares on the topic. We of course hear the ins and outs of her process including some unique ways of getting in the creative zone, doing photoshoots remotely over zoom and an OnProcess first for what she listens to while she works. Introducing: Zhu Ohmu On Sculptural Ceramics
     
    Zhu Ohmu
    zhuohmu.com
     
    Links
    Plantsukuroi
    Symmetrical Faces
    Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthburt
     
     
    Quotes
    "I entered ceramics from a mindset of play and experimentation."
     
    "Ceramics had that intimacy of touch that just felt so right to me."
     
    "[Ceramics] is the most direct and simple method for interacting with a physical material, pressure is applied and the clay responds."
     
    "If I had gone to a ceramics course and asked the teacher that I want to make the pots that I make today, the teacher would say no, that's not possible."
     
    "Art is life and life is art"
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
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    @onprocesspodcast
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Daisy Watt On Weaving

    Daisy Watt On Weaving

    Daisy is an extremely intelligent, generous human that is also highly skilled at the art of weaving. This conversation take us to some incredibly interesting parts of Daisy's process, including some of the nearly unbelievable parallels and impacts that weaving has had on the development of technology as we've come to know and love it today. Basically without weaving, there wouldn't be a computer. We also dig into some deep topics like the relevance of art and music in our modern society, which Daisy provides a wonderfully open and shut case for. We spend a good 10 minutes on email inbox and ways to combat the constant barrage of everything that comes with it. During our chat we talk about the creative renaissance that is happening and needs to happen as a collective to problem solve some of the worlds biggest problems. If you've listened to more than one episode of this podcast you should know by now that the specific craft we speak about in each episode although interesting in its own right, it is very much just the tip of the creative iceberg in the amount of universal and translatable creative wisdom that is shared and this episode is no different as Daisy shares some extremely valuable creative insights. Introducing: Daisy Watt On Weaving
     
    Daisy Watt
    daisywatt.com
    @daisy_watt
     
    Links
    The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
    Tim's E-Mail Autoresponder Templates
    Creative Pep Talk Podcast
    RMIT
    Vivian Maier
    Jacquard Loom
    Bri Hammond
    The Design Files Awards
     
     
    Quotes
    "I'm a Jill of all trades in the textile industry."
     
    "Right now what we need is collective critical problem solving and all the creative industries does is provide room for that."
     
    "I wasn't aware that having just a room that wasn't a bedroom in a house that I lived in would provide so much scope for so many and myself, and that is invaluable."
     
    "So much of my craft is documentation and problem solving."
     
    "I'm fortunate that my craft allows me to get back to zero for me to start again, and it forces me to do that process every time I want to get on the loom."
     
    "A product should be more than a quick instant exchange."
     
    "Anyone who has a creative practice knows that we are way more familiar with having to be alone and we are way more familiar with ourselves, because we've had to spend the with ourselves."
     
    "There's nothing better than having room to think."
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
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    @onprocesspodcast
     
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Damien Bredberg On Multifaceted Photography

    Damien Bredberg On Multifaceted Photography

    Damien is a multi-disciplinary photographer that has a very unique and highly conceptual way of looking through a lens. His work is theatrical, dynamic and almost surreal. Damien is renowned for his unique approach to the extraction of stories, character and emotion. We uncover some super fascinating aspects of Damien's process like how much storytelling and drawing from his own personal emotional experiences play a role in the success and impact of his photographs. During the episode we dive into the nitty gritty of the crew, production and compositing side of his work as well some of the more personal and relational side of doing business in a creative field. We talk about some of the things Damien has learned in his career including how valuable saying no can be and lessons on pricing, respecting yourself and valuing what you do. We zoom in and get into the specific details and ingredients that make up a powerful image, including some things you might expect like lighting and some things you might not expect. Introducing: Damien Bredberg On Multifaceted Photography
     
    Damien Bredberg
    damienbredberg.com.au
    droneboys.com.au
    @damienbredberg_bts
     
    Links
    AIPP
    Urs Buhlman
    adsoftheworld.com
     
     
    Quotes
    "If you don't adapt or change, you will die."
     
    "I don't care for the technical side of things that much, I care for the outcome."
     
    "Thats' the power of photographers or artists, we have that ability to change someone's thought process or feelings or emotions."
     
    "Start with the story."
     
    "I'm going to try and extract what my heart feels and put it into a frame."
     
    "Copy everyone else and you're just going to be forgotten, the moment you start being yourself you will develop a brand and you will become someone and the clients will follow and as a byproduct the money will just keep coming in."
     
    "When you do what you love, you're always going to be successful."
     
    "I've been saying no for 20 years, there is a lot of value and respect to be gained by saying no.
     
    "When someone pays more they believe you are better at what you do."
     
    "80% of what I do is spent behind the computer, doing sales, doing quotes, meeting people, networking, that's business. I'm not photographing all day every day."
     
    "We've forgotten how important business is."
     
    "Story is the most powerful, hidden, subconscious thing you can add to a photograph."
     
    "Start where you want to end up."
     
    "You're brand is who you are when you are off-line."
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
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    @onprocesspodcast
     
    If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bek Hawke On Bespoke Furniture Design

    Bek Hawke On Bespoke Furniture Design

    Bek Hawke makes breathtaking modern wooden furniture by hand. Bek is the founder and creator behind Tov & Co. a hand made furniture studio. During our conversation we dive deep into Bek's creative practice and process, starting with her transition from a masters of architecture to starting, from scratch, her own furniture line. Bek shares some of her reasons for doing what she does and her deep love for being thorough and hands on in the process down to every last step and detail. We talk about transitioning to something that is new and unknown, but feels right. Bek shares with us some of her personal learnings when going through a transition or making a creative leap and some of the unique perspectives she has on decision making from a more intuitive rather than purely analytical place. We get into what role stillness, peace and dreams play in her practice and ideation process. Bek's work is just overflowing with meaning and we unpack this as she takes us through beauty, function and meaning, the 3 pillars of her core ethos behind everything that she creates. During our chat we hear about Bek's first two years in business and some of the wisdom gained along the way, including why growing slow and sustainable beats blowing up and going viral any day.  Introducing: Bek Hawke On Bespoke Furniture Design
     
    Bek Hawke
    tovandco.com
    @tovandco
     
    Links
    Groundcrew Agency
    Ferrier Furniture
    Google Sketchup
    Five Mile Radius on OnProcess
    Britton Timbers
     
     
    Quotes
    "I started making furniture just as a hobby because I needed furniture and I didn't have any money."
     
    "What drew me to furniture was I loved doing things with my hands."
     
    "I liked the idea of going back to basics and just knowing everything about what I was doing and knowing it really well."
     
    "Learn how to trust your gut and back yourself"
     
    "Let peace be your guide."
     
    "Beauty, function and meaning. Those are the 3 key areas that I look into in depth with all of my designs.”
     
    "As quickly as you can work out what your strengths are and what you can outsource the minute you can afford to."
     
    "It has to be a sacrifice, you don’t just get to leave a career and start something new and be successful immediately."
     
    "Be ok with slow."
     
    "It's not until you be slow that you can be still enough to listen to yourself and hear the small voice and actually get your finger on what it is you are here for and [what] you're supposed to be doing."
     
    "My process starts with stillness."
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
    Stay In Touch
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    @onprocesspodcast
     
    If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Patrick Thomas, 313RGB & Wayne Smith On Open_collab

    Patrick Thomas, 313RGB & Wayne Smith On Open_collab

    In this slightly more collaborative edition of OnProcess, we begin by diving in with the founder and creator of a very unique and now worldwide movement and workshop series called Open_collab. In a nutshell Open_collab is a series that focuses on serendipitous events utilising random image-making processes that provoke unexpected juxtapositions and chance encounters. During the episode we speak with the acclaimed artist, designer, educator and founder of the project Patrick Thomas, who brings us through the genesis and ethos behind its origins. We also get on the show Chris Norman of 313RGB and Wayne Smith who are creators, educators and designers based in Melbourne, they bring a fascinating perspective having run the last in person Open_collab before the pandemic lockdown. This episode gives a really unique peek behind the curtain of both Patrick's vision for the platform, but also the steps of running the workshop itself. We also talk about some of the key ingredients and principles that make a successful collaboration possible and dig into the love of unpredictability and spontaneity in a creative world that is more traditionally known for control. Introducing: Patrick Thomas, 313RGB & Wayne Smith On Open_collab
     
    Patrick Thomas
    patrickthomas.com
    open-collab.org
     
    Chris Norman
    313rgb.com
     
    Wayne Smith
    waynesmith.design
     
    Links
    Melbourne Design Week
    Magda Ksiezak
    Magda's OnProcess episode
    Sean Hogan of Trampoline: Walkbook
    Rida Abbasi
    Olivia Chen
    Daren Bent
    Phillip Glass
    Tales from the Loop
    Kraftwork "We are the Robots"
    Sam Aaron Live DJ using SonicPi
    SonicPi
     
     
    Quotes
    (Patrick) "It's accidents that somehow is of crucial significance to the development of Open_collab"
     
    (Chris) "It's easy to engage someone when you're really excited about what's going to happen and what it could be."
     
    (Patrick) "I've always said the working process is as important as the outcome."
     
    (Patrick) "At this stage I don’t really feel like it's mine anymore, It's collaborative, it's something that everybody is developing together."
     
    (Patrick) "Connecting with people, I think it's one of the great joys in life."
     
    (Wayne) "The forms actually become completely new forms."
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
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    @onprocesspodcast
     
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Terry John Zila On Cheffing

    Terry John Zila On Cheffing

    Terry John Zila is an incredibly passionate chef based in the midwest of America who uniquely brings a level of expertise and creativity to both sides of the kitchen. Terry is a renowned pastry and savoury chef who is absolutely poetic in the way he speaks about food. I find it remarkable how many times during the episode we find parallels in the creative journey and process between cheffing and other creative pursuits. During our conversation Terry puts to rest some longtime myths and stigmas about chefs and certain anger traits. I love some of the refreshing new perspectives we dive into during this chat, like how Terry views food as art and his complete reverence for the process and every part the craft. We go into the risks and rewards of wrapping your identity too tight with your creative profession and Terry talks us through his fascinating journey in showbiz, through LA and back again. The passion this man has for his craft, for food and the emotional connection it carries is enough to inspire anyone to dive a little deeper into your chosen field. Introducing: Terry John Zila On Cheffing
     
    Terry John Zila
    terryjohnzilacatering.com
    @terryjohnzila
    johnjeanjuan.com
    @johnjeanjuanpastry
     
     
    Quotes
    "I can turn on a dime fairly quickly and I'm a good adapter."
     
    "When you dig in your heels, you stop learning and growing."
     
    "Planning creativity is like planning for a shooting star."
     
    "To try and control the process to bring that idea to fruition is more about time management than it is about creativity, because you have to go where it takes you."
     
    "Pressure comes when you are not prepared."
     
    "The pressure makes the focus that I already have become laser like."
     
    "I'm kind of a culinary whore, I like to do everything!"
     
    "The fact that I have work and I'm able to be creative and get paid for it, I really can't complain about that."
     
    "When you strip something down and you taste every element, that's when food shines."
     
    "Allow yourself to fail."
     
    "When you allow yourself to do something you've never done before, that's when things just start cracking and popping for ya."
     
    "Life lived in a perfect line; oh gosh how boring is that!"
     
    "If you don't enjoy your journey, the destination is never satisfying."
     
    "The minute you allow someone else to edit your existence, that's when creativity really fails."
     
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    Original Theme Music
    by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com
     
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    If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 38 min

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