Matt Davis, Design & Craft Ceramics for Interiors and Architecture

The physical manifestation of the digital world has become an area for new aesthetics and possibilities to be created for artists and designers working in a variety of mediums.

Matt Davis’ work marks society in the information age by concerning itself with a hyperreal aesthetic in the form of physical vessels. His artefacts aim to challenge perceptions of the digital medium and further the dialogue of handmade versus machine in the creation of craft.

The combination of digital and traditional ceramics, alongside the re-mastering of archetypal vessel forms, results in one part pastiche and another part parody by using high technology to make ‘lo-tech’ forms by hand.

Matt Davis holds a 1st class (MDes) in 3D Design and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

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Li-ion Vessels

Li-ion Vessels

03/11/2018

Hi-res Vessel

Hi-res Vessel

03/11/2018

L-fold Vessel

L-fold Vessel

04/11/2018

Hi-res Twists

Hi-res Twists

03/11/2018

Lo-res Vessel

Lo-res Vessel

02/11/2018

Wallpaper*

Wallpaper*

03/11/2018

Pegasus Urn

Pegasus Urn

03/10/2018

Distort Bottle

Distort Bottle

03/11/2018

Financial Times ‘How to spend it’

Financial Times ‘How to spend it’

03/11/2018

Heal’s Discovers

Heal’s Discovers

02/11/2018

Lo-res Bottle

Lo-res Bottle

03/11/2018

Anguis Fabula

Anguis Fabula

04/11/2018

Widgital 2

Widgital 2

04/11/2018

Cuneolegna Pantera

Cuneolegna Pantera

04/11/2018

AD Magazine

AD Magazine

03/11/2018

Hi-res Twist Bone China

Hi-res Twist Bone China

03/11/2018

Lo-res Bowls

Lo-res Bowls

03/11/2018

Widgital Vessel

Widgital Vessel

03/11/2018

Collect 2018

Collect 2018

03/11/2018

Widgital Vessel

Widgital Vessel

03/11/2016

Additional Info

After 15 years in digital design Matt Davis returned to follow his initial passion for clay which resulted in 1st class honours with a Masters in Design.

Since graduating in 2016 the work has been published in such magazines as Wallpaper*, Financial Times ‘How to spend it’, Architectural Digest (Germany) and Elle Decoration.

The work was also selected for the Heal’s Discovers program and Future Heritage at Decorex International in 2017.

Pieces are currently held in private collections and in the permanent collection at the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Selected Exhibitions

2018:
Collect. Saatchi Gallery. Represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Cynthia Corbett Gallery Summer Exhibition. Pall Mall, London
Doddington Hall Sculpture Biennial. Lincoln.
Ceramic Art London. Central St. Martins, London
MIAR Arts. 9a, Hove Place, Brighton

2017:
Decorex; Future Heritage. Syon Park, London
Heals Discovers 2017. Heals, London
ECAlab Collaboration. RIBA North, Liverpool
New Designers; One Year On. Business Design Centre, London
Ceramic Art London. Central St. Martins, London
Rising Stars 2017. New Ashgate gallery, Farnham

2016:
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. Manchester
Handmade in Britain. Chelsea Town Hall, London
Art in Clay. Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House
New Designers. Business Design Centre, London

The Heal’s Buying team have scoured design and interiors shows around the UK and beyond to find the finest untapped talent in the UK. This year the common thread throughout the final selection is innovation in all its various shapes and forms. From digital design and 3D printing to the creative use of waste material to make striking surfaces, this year’s collection is as innovative and creative as ever.

Heal's & Son

Davis creates his 'hyperreal' vessels by combining traditional procelain craft with a futuristic aesthetic. His goal is to push the boundaries of what's possible with ceramics, using software to generate his designs which are then 3D-printed, then hand moulded and slip-cast in bone china.

Wallpaper*

Exclusive to Decorex International, Future Heritage presents the industry’s most important designer makers in a unique feature showcasing the names to collect in British craft. Curated by the eminent applied arts and design journalist Corinne Julius since its launch in 2014, the craftspeople and designers exhibiting at Future Heritage are amongst the most talented working in Britain today.

Decorex, Future Heritage

Matt Davis makes work appearing to reside in the digital world which actually inhabits our physical space. It’s anxiety-inducing to imagine that tech could be more pervasive into our lives than it already is – and Davis is making sure we consider this.

Ceramic Artists Now

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