Andrew Matheson. DA. graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and is an RBSA Member with his work exhibited in both public and private collections. He is also a member of Midlands Potters Association and Birmingham Art Circle.
Matheson works mainly in stoneware and porcelain reduction fired to 1280 ̊C. He proudly set up his current workshop in Lichfield in 1981. He is a former Head of Art but now works full time at his workshop.
He believes the potter’s wheel is central to his method of making as it produces a range of functional ware and uniquely thrown individual pieces. Many of which are glazed with recipes based upon traditional methods used in the orient and reduction firing techniques. Andrew enjoys making teapots as they are both individual yet functional and demonstrate a variety of techniques in their production. Landscape has always been an interest and this theme is often included in some of his ceramics. This subject has allowed him to explore ideas that are not just based upon thrown techniques, as he ventures into hand building, slab forms and sculptural forms.