Matt Calder

"Hand thrown functional stoneware"

I have come to ceramics from 35 years as a wood turner and sculptor, and work from my home studio at Escot Park, in East Devon.

My first wood workshop was next door to the Leach pottery in Muchelney where I drew considerable inspiration on the philosophy and discipline of clay – which has stayed rooted with me and is now reflected in my ceramic work.

I am self taught, and hand throw on a kick wheel. Using a local stoneware clay and my own wood ash glazes, I produce decorative, functional table and kitchenware, and one off pieces – reflecting a subtle Japanese influence.


Currently selling through the following;

The Circle Gallery, Topsham

Ella’s Studio

Maker Mart, Exeter

Also from my own Etsy site

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