Matt Smith

About the artist

Matt specialises in functional hand thrown stoneware ceramics.

Personal Statement

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.

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  • Studio Information

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    Studio Address

    Matt Smith Ceramics, Charlton Barns, Charlton, West Sussex PO18 0HX

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  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


    Bank Holiday


  • Directions

    Opposite the Fox goes Free pub. Lots of parking in the courtyard.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith Ceramics, Charlton Barns, Charlton, West Sussex PO18 0HX

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