Simon Mathews

New England House Open Studios

Fri/Sat/Sun, 7/8/9 December 2018

Simon Mathews

Hand-thrown individual ceramics

My aim is to make pots that are beautiful to look at but which are intended for use. I get my colour inspiration from the sea and the night skies.

I produce works on a Bernard Leach sit-on-wheel powered by my left leg. The clay is flecked stoneware which has iron particles in it that react to the glazes. I make all my glazes using recipes that I test and then modify until the right effect is achieved. The pots are fired in an electric kiln to 1245 degrees Celsius using energy from Green Energy.

I have shared a studio space in New England House since 1998.

Location:  Level 5 (north) Unit 3

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