About the artist
Matt specialises in functional hand thrown stoneware ceramics.
I attended a school with an exceptional ceramics program and had a teacher who was both supportive and inspiring. This teacher even gifted me their old wheel, which helped shape my passion for working with clay.
After school, I pursued my interest in ceramics by completing a diploma at Plymouth College of Art & Design, where I honed my throwing skills. I went on to earn a degree in ceramics from the University of the West of England and was fortunate enough to have Walter Keeler as a teacher. His incredible demonstrations left a lasting impact and pushed me to take my work to new heights.
After graduation, I worked in a pottery in the Republic of Ireland as a production thrower for 12 years. However, I longed to be more creative and make my own pieces, which led me to establish my own studio. This also sparked a newfound love for teaching and the opportunity to inspire others in their own ceramic journeys.
Opposite the Fox goes Free pub. Lots of parking in the courtyard.
Matt Smith Ceramics, Charlton Barns, Charlton, West Sussex PO18 0HX