These objects play with the relationship between the the body of clay and the surface colour, texture and decoration. The surface is often decorated with found images from pottery fragments, while the form evolves as something that is able to hold and connect elements together, both visually and practically. Some pieces are free standing, while others are wall mounted – somewhere between an object and an image.

I am interested in time and the mystery and histories of objects - what survives and what disappears, through both chance and conscious decision. Ceramic objects are captivating, they are like time capsules – hard and permanent, but also so fragile - so they can survive for a thousand years, but then be dropped and shattered  in a moment.
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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
© Matthew Richardson 2022