Matt worked in potteries in Bath and the Hebrides throughout the 1990’s and decided to
set up his own workshop in 2001 at Stowford Farm in Wiltshire, which is where he is still based.
In late summer 2017, Matt had a successful weekend trading at the River Cottage Festival in Devon.
He also completed a large commission of plates , dishes , cups and saucers for Acorn Vegetarian
Kitchen in Bath. Frome Independent street market continues to be extremely busy both sales wise
and with the volume of visitors, it is a great day out on the first Sunday of the month.
Producing a range of tableware alongside individual and larger pieces Matt uses a Cornish
stoneware clay. His pieces are fired in an 18 cuft gas kiln, built in 2004, which takes up to
14 hours to reach the top temperature of 1300c.
The glazes, which are mostly oriental in origin, include copper reds, iron rich tenmoku, shino,
kaki, blue jun and a cream coloured chun. Other glazes make use of estuary mud and wood ash,
creating the character and colour of the glaze.
The gallery page has a selection of Matt's pots, most of which are for sale.