For its first Salon event of the year, Bloc Projects invites to The Holt Matthew Raw, an artist who pushes the possibilities and communicative power of clay, using tiles and letterforms to tell stories of people and places.
Matthew is based between Paris and London and is a founding member of Studio Manifold – an artistic collective of nine Royal College of Art graduates in Hoxton, East London set up in 2010. He has solo and group exhibitions, teaches extensively, works in collaboration with architects and artists, and has participated in numerous international residencies. He collected a Jerwood Makers Prize in 2014, and in 2017 worked with architecture collective Assemble on Clay Station – an ambitious commission from Art on the Underground at Seven Sisters Station, involving the production of more than 1500 hand-made tiles.
Matthew shares his skills and vision by running frequent public workshops in ceramics – notably during his six-month residency in the Ceramics Collection at the V&A Museum, where he began pulling together the ideas for his first UK solo show, CLAD. He is currently developing a new large-scale mural commission for the University of Warwick and working towards a solo show at Plymouth College of Art.
Whilst Bloc Projects works hard to maintain a public programme that is free for everyone, they kindly ask you to consider bringing something along to donate to the local Foodbank. For 2018 we will be collecting food and basic toiletries for S2 Foodbank – see their website for a full list of much needed items.