Flex Sculpture is an expressive artwork piece by ceramic artist, Matthew Raw, that explores the varied architectural landscape across East and West London. The diverse language of masonry and rusticated stone work from one end of the city to the other formed the basis of Matthew's research during his six-month Ceramics Residency at the V&A Museum in 2015 and ultimately led to the creation of Flex Sculpture first exhibited at Clad, Matthew Raw's solo show in 2017 at The Ragged School Museum.
During a six-month Ceramic Residency at the V&A Museum in 2015, Matthew travelled between the museum and his East London-based studio in Hoxton. The journey between these two urban poles revealed a huge array of rusticated stone work and finishes across the city, which traditionally were used to soften the facades and hard-lines of big, block buildings. Further exploration of this technique led to material experiments blending texture and form. Flex Sculpture is an imaginary architectural feature which displays glaze and rustication as a standalone sculptural statement, in contrast to its traditional architectural and masonry application.
Material: Grogged terracotta with lead, mustard glaze.
cm: Width 55cm, Depth 60cm, Height 85cm
inches: Width 21.7in, Depth 23.6in, Height 33.5in
Care Instructions:Dust with soft lint free cloth