GALLERY OF RAKU VESSELS

For many years most of my work was primarily vessel based and mainly handbuilt or press moulded, using coloured and laminated clays and Raku fired. The graphic qualities of the decoration and the contrasts in surface finish that raku allows are of paramount importance to me.

GALLERY OF FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE

Journeys and periods of work abroad led me to investigate new directions in my ceramics; returning to an early interest in figurative sculpture. Inspired by the simplified figurative forms of African tribal art and of early Mediterranean culture I hope that my contemporary interpretation still retains the sensitivity and sensuality of these ritual artefacts.

 
 
© Steve Mattison
6 Chapel Street, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5BB, Wales, UK

stevemattison@mac.com