Andrew Matheson RBSA
Edinburgh born Andrew studied at Gray’s school of Art, Aberdeen 1974/79 studying ceramics including a Post graduate year of study. Works in Lichfield Staffordshire making individual thrown and hand built pieces in stoneware or porcelain reduction fired to cone 10 establishing his current workshop in 1981. A career of making and teaching Andrew works full time as a potter in his city centre location and exhibits work throughout the UK. The work on show is a range of thrown porcelain pieces in blue and white with cobalt slip decoration applied by a variety techniques, sponging, slip trailing, masking , brushes, decals and even fingers! Mostly applied at the green stage as a form of underglaze decoration. Varying percentages of cobalt and other oxides produce a range of tones/ shades. Further work on the decoration during the glazing stage helps to extend the shades of blue including the addition of an orange spot. I have been exploring this idea since the late 1990’s and is influenced by oriental blue white ware. All work is high fired to cone 10 reduction.
A member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the Midland’s Potters Association, Birmingham Art Circle Andrew has exhibited throughout the UK and has work in several public and private collections.