Matthew Chambers

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"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.

It is a true love of the making process that drives the creation of my sculpture. Through practice and persistence I have developed a unique way of making, and it is this alongside the versatility of clay that is essential in creating the individual character of the work” Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers' C.V. (resume) - View his works

EXHIBITIONS
2011: Through 50, CPA, Bloomsbury, London
2010: Fables Contemporaines, Galerie Dutko, Paris
2010: Double Solo, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
2010: BAF, Brighton
2010: Joze Show, West Sussex
2010: Contemporary Ceramics, London
2010: 20/21 Art Fair London
2009: Westerwald Prize Exhibition, Germany
2009: CavalieroFinn, London
2009: Seaview Arts, Seaview, Isle of Wight
2009: Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2009: The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
2008: Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
2007: The Sussex Barn Gallery, Chichester
2007: The RA Summer Exhibition, London
2006: The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2005 and 2007: The V&A Museum, London
2005: The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
2005 to 2011: Ceramic Art London, RCA
2005: Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2006 to 2009: Origin at Somerset House, London

EDUCATION
1999 - 2002: BA hons (1st Class) Ceramics, BSUC, Sion Hill, Bath
2002 - 2004: MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London

EXPERIENCE
1993 - 1999: Apprentice and Employee for Philip Wood, Somerset

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

RESIDENCY
2004/06 - Arts Council SUS placement at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

MEMBERSHIPS
2007 - Professional Member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2009 - Professional Member of the CPA of Great Britain

DESIGN
2009: Design for Habitat – Spheres water fountain

SELECTED PUBLIC COMISSIONS
2004: Rocco Forte Hotel Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt
2006: The Spirit of Adventure cruise Ship
2007: The Hyatt Andaz Hotel, London

PRESS
- Telegraph
- Ceramic Review
- Observer
- Crafts
- Style of Wight
TV
- Grand Designs: The Tree House

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