The contemporary ceramic sculpture created by British artist Matthew Chambers is born from a love of rhythmic pattern and precision. Matthew began his journey in 1993 with training in handmade tableware with Philip Wood in Nunney, the Somerset village where he grew up. He studied at the Bath School of Art and followed with an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.
“I make sculpture that is born from the potters wheel. Many sections are thrown and built to create a constructed beauty, rhythm, and symmetry in abstract form. I am interested in the travel and progression of layered three dimensional pattern, and how this can create different qualities depending on the workings of three essential factors:
– The construction: Simplicity to complexity. Circular or fragmented.
– The rhythm pattern: Different rhythms produced through the construction and the placement of parts.
– The viewing position and depth in form: Horizontal, vertical or angular. Inside space or enclosed rhythm.