Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers
Education :
2002 - 2004 M.A. Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
1999 - 2002 B.A. (hons) 1st Class in Ceramics, B.S.U.C., Sion Hill, Bath.

1993 - 1999 Full time assistant to Philip Wood in Frome, Somerset

Awards/Scholarship
2009 Shortlist for the Westerwald Prize, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
2009 Diploma at the 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea
2006 The Ceramic Review Prize Awarded at Ceramic Art London 2006
2003/04 The Nelson Woo Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Art
2002 Poole Pottery Award for Ceramic Shape awarded at New Designers 2002

Residency
2004 - 06 Arts Council Setting up Scheme placement at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

Selected Public Commissions
2004 Sculpture commissioned for the Rocco Forte Hotel Villa Kennedy in Germany
2006 2 large sculptures commissioned for the Spirit of Adventure cruise Ship
2007 3 large sculptures for the lobby of the Hyatt Great Eastern Hotel London

Memberships
2007 Professional Member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Press
Ceramic Review
Crafts
Elle Decoration
Observer
Telegraph

Design
2009: Design for Habitat Spring/Summer 2009 range - Spheres water fountain

Forthcoming exhibitions
20th March 2009: Focus Exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts, London
25th April 2009: The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon Ceramic Centre, Korea
28th August 2009: Westerwald Prize exhibition at the Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

exhibitions
2008 - Gallery Nine, St Margaret's Buildings, Bath
2007 and 2008 - The Sussex Barn Gallery, West Dean, Chichester
2007 - The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
2006 and 2008 - The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2005 and 2007 - The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2005 - The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield
Fairs
Ceramic Art London at the RCA, London - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009Chelsea Crafts Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London - 2005
Origin at Somerset House, London - 2006, 2007, 2008
Earth and Fire at the Rufford Country Park - 2007
Design Show Liverpool at the Contemporary Urban Centre - 2008

Statement
The Ceramic works of Matthew Chambers are born from a love of geometric and constructivist art, architecture, and design. Each piece is a constructed abstract exploration of shape that combines traditional processes and contemporary form, designed to create a visual and tactile beauty and intrigue. They are minimalist yet complex objects built from layering many circular sections within a single form.


Technical information
All work is made from stoneware clay. Colour using oxides and stains is added directly to the clay body before the making process. Each piece is built from many sections individually thrown on the potters wheel, and they are sanded and polished at different stages ensuring a finish that is smooth to the touch.


Crescent


16.5 (H) cms

Ref. 23846


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Decrease


16 (H) cms

Ref. 23847


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Slant Blue


16 (H) cms

Ref. 18009


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Slant Green


16 (H) cms

Ref. 18010


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Slant Orange


16 (H) cms

Ref. 18011


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Slant Yellow


16 (H) cms

Ref. 18012


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Spiral


16.5 (H) cms

Ref. 23848


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Symmetry


17 (H) cms

Ref. 23849


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Symmetry I


55 (H) cms

Ref. 22433


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Symmetry II


55 (H) cms

Ref. 23241


£3,500.00



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Symmetry III


43 (H) cms

Ref. 22435


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Symmetry IV


40 (H) cms

Ref. 22436


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Symmetry IX


31 (H) cms

Ref. 22441


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Symmetry V


55 (H) cms

Ref. 22434


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Symmetry V


38 (H) cms

Ref. 22437




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Symmetry Vessel I


27 (H) cms

Ref. 22449


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Symmetry Vessel II


26 (H) cms

Ref. 22450


£600.00



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Symmetry Vessel III


38 (H) cms

Ref. 22618


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Symmetry VI


38 (H) cms

Ref. 22438


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Symmetry VII


35 (H) cms

Ref. 22439


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Symmetry VIII


32 (H) cms

Ref. 22440


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Symmetry X


18 (H) cms

Ref. 22442


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Symmetry XI


18 (H) cms

Ref. 22443


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Symmetry XII


18 (H) cms

Ref. 22444


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Symmetry XIII


18 (H) cms

Ref. 22445


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Symmetry XIV


18 (H) cms

Ref. 22446


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Twist


16 (H) cms

Ref. 23850


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Twist (Grey Exterior Tan Interior)


Ref. 3953


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Twist Vessel (Sand Exterior Tan Interior)


Ref. 3952


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Wave


Ref. 7136


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Yellow Twist


18 (H) cms

Ref. 15079


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