Matt Davis, Hyperreal Design & Craft Ceramics for Interiors and Architecture

The physical manifestation of the digital world has become an area for new aesthetics and possibilities to be created for artists and designers working in a variety of mediums.

Matt Davis’ work marks society in the information age and is concerned with a post-contemporary aesthetic in the form of hyperreal vessels. The artefacts aim to challenge perceptions of the digital medium and further the dialogue of handmade versus machine in the creation of craft.

His combination of digital and traditional ceramics, alongside the re-mastering of archetypal vessel forms, results in one part pastiche and another part parody by using high technology to make ‘lo-tech’ forms.

Matt Davis holds a 1st class (MDes) in 3D Design and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

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After 15 years in the digital design field Matt Davis returned to follow his initial passion for clay resulting in 1st class honours with a Masters in Design.

Since graduating in 2016 the work has been published in such magazines as Wallpaper*, Financial Times ‘How to spend it’, Architectural Digest (Germany) and Elle Decoration.

Works are currently held in private collections and in the permanent collection at the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Selected Awards:
Future Heritage 2017

Heal’s Discovers 2017
CPA: Emmanuel Cooper Prize 2017
Richard Seager Bursary Award 2016

Selected exhibitions


Collect. Saatchi Gallery. Represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Cynthia Corbett Gallery Summer Exhibition. Pall Mall, London
Doddington Hall Sculpture Biennial. Lincoln.
Ceramic Art London. Central St. Martins, London
MIAR Arts. 9a, Hove Place, Brighton

Decorex; Future Heritage. Syon Park, London

Heals Discovers 2017. Heals, London
ECAlab Collaboration. RIBA North, Liverpool
New Designers; One Year On. Business Design Centre, London
Ceramic Art London. Central St. Martins, London
Rising Stars 2017. New Ashgate gallery, Farnham

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. Manchester
Handmade in Britain. Chelsea Town Hall, London
Art in Clay. Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House
New Designers. Business Design Centre, London