M A T T C R O N S H A W
A K A T H E L I T T L E T O R C H C E R A M I C S
'At the very core of my practice is a mastery of material. For the past year I have been working in porcelain and I have lead myself down the path of mastering the techniques and processes that reflect what I see when I think of porcelain. I think of a showcase in refinement, delicacy, translucency, texture and decadence. Each piece perfectly paired back, no distractions from the material itself: the only allowable expressions are ones that enhance what I imagine porcelain should be.'
'A harmony must be struck between what the material wants to exhibit and what I myself as the craftsmen want to showcase. It is the desire to learn this joint language fully that guides my work, leading me down a path of forever changing, throwing, refining, trimming and firing.'
Matt Cronshaw (aka Little Torch Ceramics) is a ceramicist based in Manchester. Self-taught, he uses porcelain to pursue technically difficult hand thrown forms with a contemporary aesthetic.
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