Matthieu Robert was educated as an industrial ceramicist. As art potter he is auto didact although he took lessons from Pierre Bayle.
His work is in stoneware, it is very belanced and refined. His speciality are glazes, oil spot, celadons, hare fur etc.
Matthieu Robert (1962) has become a potter by a two fold initiation. First because of growing up in a potters family, later by getting his degree BTS industrial ceramics in Vierzon. Right from the start of his individual artistic career he demonstrates his great technical skills, namely a sharp insight in the material and the mutations caused by the process of firing. Also from the start he knows to realise brilliant glazes, among them the most refined, those who are created by the transformation of iron oxides and that lead to so called oil spot glazes and hare fur glazes too. With his strong will to invest without any hesitation in his state of artistry and with the intention to reach an inner balance he has come to a new development leading to architectural well-balanced shapes that combine accuracy, out weight forms and refined glaze. Experienced glazer as he is, in his new creations he has chosen a clay full of clogs with the intention to make bigger vessels. He also plays with the contrast between unglazed stoneware outer surfaces and the as always very refined glazed inner surfaces. Mathieu Robert is a known potter in our gallery, his first exhibition was in 1996 and we have presented him in our permanent stock ever since.
N.B. look on the page in Dutch for new pieces at the personal exhibition last year.