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.
Exciting new events for 2018 are in the process of being booked. In April and May, Matt will have an exhibition of his work at Lotte Inch Gallery in York. Also in May, visit Matt at his workshop during the Cloth Road Arts Trail, a wide range of pots will be available to buy. In early June is the wonderful Green Scythe Fair and throughout the year is the hugely successful Frome Independent Market. Please check the Contact Page for details of these and other up-coming events.
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.