Andrew Matheson

Andrew  Matheson

Andrew is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and a former head of Art, with work in public and private collections. He is also a member of Midlands Potter’s Association and Birmingham Art Circle. He works mainly in stoneware and porcelain reduction fired to 1280’c. and has set up current workshop in Lichfield in 1981 where he now works full time. He was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 1982 and as a member in 1985. The potter’s wheel is central to Andrew’s method of making, as he produces a range of functional ware and unique individual thrown pieces - many of which are glazed with recipes based upon traditional recipes used in the orient and reduction firing techniques. He enjoys making teapots as they are both ‘individual yet functional’ and demonstrate a variety of techniques in their production. Andrew has always been interested in Landscape and often this is a theme included in some of his ceramics, allowing him to ‘explore ideas that are not just based upon thrown techniques’, and venture into hand building, slab forms and sculptural forms, and more recently relief panels.