Matthew Raw is an artist who uses clay to explore community, language
and social history. With a particular focus on ceramic tiles and often involving
social making, Matthew seeks to push the possibilities of the material to
communicate and challenge public perceptions of what it can do.
He has shown and installed work across the UK, in the USA and throughout
Europe, including two Arts Council England funded solo exhibitions. Raw’s
practice exists between galleries, museums, the public realm, residencies and
education establishments. He is a founding member of Studio Manifold (est.
2010) in East London, and a visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art and
Central St Martins.
Matthew is a Jerwood Makers Award winner, former maker in residence
at the V&A Museum, and his ‘Clay Station’ – a collaboration with Assemble,
commissioned by Art on the Underground – is at Seven Sisters Station,
London. Current projects include large tiled murals for The University of
Warwick and East Street Arts in Leeds, and a range of tiled furniture for
The New Craftsmen.
Raw is based between his studios in Paris and London.