Matthew Raw is a ceramic artist who explores the physical and communicative properties of the tile, using textures, colour and language to tell stories of people and place. Matthew completed the prestigious ceramics residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015, in addition to winning a Jerwood Makers Award in 2014.
His projects span galleries, residency formats and education establishments, and he has shown work across the UK and internationally in the USA, Italy, France, Germany and Denmark. In 2020 he is working towards a large tiled mural for The University of Warwick ahead of Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021.
Matthew hand rolls, trims, fires, glazes and installs each and every tile by hand. It is a lengthy process when repeated hundreds of times, but it allows him to produce a subtle range of finishes that can only be achieved this way. Matthew has collaborated with various different craftspeople to produce the strutural forms on which he then applies his handmade tiles.