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.
''2018 has been an excellent year sales wise so far and I am in the process of booking events for the rest of the year. So far, I have confirmed places at Bristol's Royal York Crescent, Glastonbury's Frost Fayre and of course the wonderful Frome market. My other regular outlets include Lacock Pottery, Lacock, Blaze in Bristol and Stone Paper Scissors, Bradford On Avon. Please see my Contacts page for details and for the full list of outlets. You can of course also buy directly from me if you wish.''
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.