Matthew Foster – Faceted Cup
Faceted Cup with Tenmoku Glaze
Matt joined the Leach Pottery in 2015 as the second Seasalt Cornwall Bursary Apprentice, giving him the opportunity to learn and work alongside a talented and diverse production team where he is now the Studio Production Manager, allowing him to continue to develop his personal work in a diverse and exciting environment.
His main interest is in form, surface and gesture of making, always focused on the pot’s suitability to its function and aiming for his interpretation of the Mingei Philosophy. He is influenced by potters such as Shoji Hamada, Bill Marshall, Warren Mackenzie, John Reeve, and other potters in the studio, and is currently looking at peasant stonewares of the Korean Yi dynasty, Gongxian pottery, Tang dynasty Chinese dynasty, and porcelain pots from the Chinese Sung period.