About Matt Davis; Design & Craft for Interiors & Architecture


As the vessel can be seen as a pivotal marker in the development of civilisation, this work aims to mark society in the Information Age.

Pastiche archetypal forms are created by combining computers with traditional techniques and result in parody by using high technology to make ‘lo-tech’ artefacts.

The immortalisation of intangible code via transmutation of organic matter is central to the work’s theme of dualism and paradoxically presents virtual forms in physical reality.

While augmenting dialogues concerning the handmade versus machine the intention is to confront perceptions of digital tooling in relation to Craft.

Additional info

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

Since graduating in 2016 the work has been featured in books by Sasha Wardell (Procelain and Bone China (Second Edition) Crowood) and Louisa Tayor (Ceramics Mastercalss, Thames & Hudson). It has also published in such magazines as Wallpaper*, Financial Times ‘How to spend it’, Architectural Digest (Germany) and Elle Decoration.

In 2019 Davis registered his designs for the first modular 3D, geometic tiles in the UK with the Intellectual Property Office. These have subsequently been commissioned by the St. Austell Bay Trust for permanent public installation in 2020.

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

• Tremen Public Art Comission. St. Austell, Cornwall
• Beyond Piranesi Comission. Dublin Castle (postponed till 2021)

• London Art Fair. Represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
• Collect, Saatchi Gallery. Represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
• Moved house & built a studio!

• 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