Matthew Warner

2012 QEST Eranda Foundation Scholar - Pottery & Ceramics

Matthew is a London-based potter making refined and considered thrown ceramics. His work combines clarity of form with the subtle nuances of throwing, creating pieces that are at once familiar yet intriguing, classical and modern. Matthew’s work explores the complex ideas and social influences embodied within seemingly simple pottery forms.

Matthew studied Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art before spending three years working as a studio assistant to QEST Scholar Julian Stair, with support from a QEST Eranda Foundation Scholarship.                       


Pots fascinate me because they embody and articulate nuanced details about society and culture. They are relics or signals of taste, social behaviour and cultural history. These everyday objects span social divides and convey very concentrated messages about their owners and their environment.’