Derek Matthews: Crackingpots

Derek Matthews: Crackingpots

Many of my ceramics start with a narrative that’s either imagined, half remembered, carefully researched or commissioned. I am always interested in taking on commissioned work especially of a commemorative nature.

A love of whimsy, folk art, religious and tribal art and my background as an illustrator, all go into the mix.

I work with a variety of clays into which I often add other fragments of additional material. These ”inclusions” plus the use of oxides and multiple firings add to the alchemy and give the clay a distressed or patinated surface.

Once described as “Possibly one of the UK’s most successful illustrators that no-one has ever heard of” Derek Matthews has worked for a raft of top flight clients from Tokyo to Toronto. The Snappy series of children’s books he illustrated sold more than 13 million copies worldwide including a number one American best seller.

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    Black Alpaca: Ceramic sculpture

    $252.58
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    Star Gazing Dog Jar: Ceramic

    $518.11
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    [email protected] Gates: Ceramic sculpture

    $291.44
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    Small Winged Cat Bowl 2: ceramic sculpture

    $71.24
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    Small Winged Cat Bowl 3: ceramic sculpture

    $71.24
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    An Owl Potter: ceramic sculpture

    $239.63
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    Nott’s Garden: ceramic sculpture

    $382.11
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    Winged lion on a drum: ceramic sculpture

    $259.06
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    Old soldier and bird: a ceramic sculpture

    $246.10
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    Garden Lovers: Ceramic “spoon”

    $161.91
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    Brown Bear: a ceramic sculpture

    $382.11
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    Head Set 2: framed ceramic faces

    $369.16
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    Head Set 1: framed ceramic faces

    $369.16
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    Winged Cat Number 4 ceramic sculpture

    $58.29
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    Small Head Number 1: ceramic sculpture

    $84.19
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    Small Head Number 2: ceramic sculpture

    $84.19
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    H. Grimes Esq visits Marrakech: a ceramic sculpture

    $194.29
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