Abstract Circular Ceramic Sculptures, Artist Matthew Chambers

by Sherry Riter in Art  

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, 3 'Eclipse' forms 2Face Series 2012. 33cm H each

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

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Split Symmetry - Fragmentation series 2009. 25cm H

Increase – 2Face series 2005

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Increase. 2Face series 2005. 26cm H

Increase II – 2010

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Increase II - 2010. 40cm H

Fade – Wall piece 2009

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Fade - Wall piece 2009. 75cm W

Ensphere l – 2010

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Ensphere l - 2010. 32cm H

Ensphere ll – 2010

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Ensphere ll -  2010. 27cm H

2 Eclipse forms – 2Face series 2005

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, 2 Eclipse forms. 2Face series 2005. 37cm H (max)

Waves – 2011

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Waves - 2011. 39cm H

DE construction – Wall piece 2009

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, DE construction - Wall piece 2009. 75cm W

Crescent ll – 2010

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Crescent ll - 2010. 40cm H

Chambers, Bud lll – Fragmentation series 2009

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, Bud lll - Fragmentation series 2009. 32cm H

Blue Twist – Clique Series 2012

Ceramic Sculptures, Matthew Chambers, 'Blue Twist' Clique Series 2012. 33cm H

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1 Joan July 7, 2013 at 10:36 am

All I have to say about Matthew Chambers circular ceramic sculptures and vessels is WOW, WOW, WOW! 🙂

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2 Sherry Riter July 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

I love them!!!! Woohoo! I love circles anyway, so this was right up my alley.

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