Artist Talk: Matthew Raw

Tuesday 05 February, 6 – 8pm

Salon 19
Free & open to all


Frequently using tiles and letter forms to tell stories of people and places, Matthew Raw is an artist who seeks to push the possibilities and communicative power of clay.

Matthew is based between Paris and London and is a founding member of Studio Manifold – an artistic collective of nine Royal College of Art graduates in Hoxton, East London set up in 2010. He has solo and group exhibitions, teaches extensively, works in collaboration with architects and artists, and has participated in numerous international residencies.

He collected a Jerwood Makers Prize in 2014, and in 2017 worked with architecture collective Assemble on ‘Clay Station’ – an ambitious commission from Art on the Underground at Seven Sisters Station, involving the production of more than 1500 hand-made tiles.

Matthew shares his skills and vision by running frequent public workshops in ceramics – notably during his six-month residency in the Ceramics Collection at the V&A Museum, where he began pulling together the ideas for his first UK solo show, ‘CLAD’. He is currently developing a new large-scale mural commission for the University of Warwick and working towards a solo show at Plymouth College of Art.

This event has been generously supported by Making Ways.