Reminiscent of how smooth and round I felt my first grade clay pot would look when I was finished, Matthew Chambers creates beautiful circular ceramic sculptures and vessels that have me smiling. I’m not sure if it is the round shapes, the smooth surfaces, the multi-layered effect or the muted colors, but I really love Chambers’ contemporary abstract creations.
“I make sculpture that is born from the potters wheel. Many sections are thrown and built to create a constructed beauty, rhythm, and symmetry in abstract form. I am interested in the travel and progression of layered three dimensional pattern, and how this can create different qualities depending on the workings of three essential factors:
– The construction: Simplicity to complexity. Circular or fragmented.
– The rhythm pattern: Different rhythms produced through the construction and the placement of parts.
– The viewing position and depth in form: Horizontal, vertical or angular. Inside space or enclosed rhythm.
It is a true love of the making process that drives the creation of my sculpture. Through practice and persistence I have developed a unique way of making, and it is this alongside the versatility of clay that is essential in creating the individual character of the work.” – Matthew Chambers
I just love Chambers’ description of his work!
Split Symmetry – Fragmentation series 2009
Increase – 2Face series 2005
Increase II – 2010
Fade – Wall piece 2009
Ensphere l – 2010
Ensphere ll – 2010
2 Eclipse forms – 2Face series 2005
Waves – 2011
DE construction – Wall piece 2009
Crescent ll – 2010
Chambers, Bud lll – Fragmentation series 2009
Blue Twist – Clique Series 2012