H. 5 x dia. 24 cm
About the Artist
Matt Foster studied fine art at Kent University 2004-2006. He went on to work for the Millennium Gallery in St Ives where he worked alongside a collection of exciting contemporary artists.
In October 2015, Matt joined the Leach Pottery as the second Seasalt Bursary Apprentice, giving him the opportunity to learn and work alongside a talented and diverse production team. ‘This environment and opportunity allows me to develop my personal work. At the moment I'm focusing on organic, semi abstract brushwork influenced by eastern traditions and the Leach legacy. I want to create forms that feel comfortable and are enjoyable to use.’
Matt’s approach to his work as an artist and tradesman places more importance on function than the appearance of beauty. He aims to achieve a transition from the traditions that influence him to a contemporary practice that speaks of his personality.
About the Leach Pottery
Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery, St Ives, is among the most respected and influential potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years it has forged the shape of Studio Pottery in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices, from across the world have come to the Leach Pottery to train, creating a uniquely international environment in the heart of Cornwall and maintaining the Pottery's creative principle of East/West exchange. Today, the Leach Pottery Studio, Museum and Gallery continue developing Bernard Leach's historic legacy.
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