After completing a degree in ceramics at Bristol, Matt worked for potteries in Bath and in the Hebrides throughout the 1990’s. In 2001 he set up a workshop at Stowford Manor Farm in Wiltshire, where he has continued to work since.
Matt throws with a Cornish stoneware clay and makes a range of tableware alongside individual and larger pieces. His pots 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.
Visit the ‘Pots’ page, where you can view more of
Matt’s work and also see priced items in the ‘Shop’.