Wheel-thrown porcelain with glaze
H 32 cm, w 42 cm, d 38 cm
Individually thrown and chattered stemmed moons, composed and fired together in this impressive sculptural form which stands as a testament to the determination of an artist. As an exercise into the technical difficulties of porcelain works, Matthew's stemmed moons try to convey a harmony between architectural construction and firing methodology with a refined approach to aesthetic. Soft lines and delicate texture veiling the arduous and technical practicality yet put back into focus on viewing on mass these skillfully crafted forms, as if stepping over each other as each one is created with the intention of being the very best version possible.
About Matthew Cronshaw
'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.'
Matthew Cronshaw is a Manches- ter-based ceramicist. Self-taught, he uses porcelain to pursue technically difficult hand thrown forms with a contemporary aesthetic.
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