BLUE TWIST

BLUE TWIST

Designer

Matthew Chambers

Circa

2019

Edition

Unique Work

Description

Chambers creates each concentrically layered ceramic piece as he sculpts the clay, preferring to work without the constraints or the direction of a sketch. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a potter’s wheel, sanded and polished at different stages to maintain their smooth surfaces. The artist then stratifies selected layers to create a solid form that evokes the movement of its formation as it reveals its stratum. Chambers achieves unique colors by adding oxides and stains directly to the clay before each layer is thrown. Both minimalist and complex, the resulting pieces are reminiscent of natural forms under microscope lenses.

Materials

Hand Thrown Ceramic

Dimensions

Ø 12.75 x H 5.75 in
Ø 32.4 x H 14.6 cm

Lead Time

Upon Request

Price

Sold. A similar work may be commissioned by the artist. 

BLUE TWIST
Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

British ceramicist Matthew Chambers’ Spiral Sculptures are constructed abstract expressions of frozen movement and shapes creating contemporary forms with time honored techniques. The artist draws his inspiration from geometric and constructivist art across cultures and throughout history — from the Aztec Calendar Stone to Mondrian's geometric expressions or the American Jazz's dynamic rhythms and disrupted beats. 

Chambers creates each concentrically layered ceramic piece as he sculpts the clay, preferring to work without the constraints or the direction of a sketch. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a potter’s wheel, sanded and polished at different stages to maintain their smooth surfaces. The artist then stratifies selected layers to create a solid form that evokes the movement of its formation as it reveals its stratums. Chambers achieves unique colors by adding oxides and stains directly to the clay before each layer is thrown. Both minimalist and complex, the resulting pieces are reminiscent of natural forms under microscope lenses.

A former disciple of English potter Philp Wood, Chambers further studied ceramics at Bath School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating in 2004, the young artist choses the quiet landscape of the Isle of Wight to set his studio, where he lives and works today.

Matthew Chambers COLLECTION

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