Working in potteries in Bath and the Hebrides throughout the 1990’s, Matt decided to set up his own
workshop in 2001 at Stowford Farm in Wiltshire, which is where he is still based.
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.
Matt at his kiln heavily 'reducing'
flames towards the end of a firing.