Mathias’s interest in ceramics started to take shape once he moved to the South West from his home city Hamburg in Germany. Opening a gallery selling mainly ceramics he gradually became more interested in processes and techniques. Visiting evening classes at the Plymouth College of Art opened up this whole new world to him, soon Mathias was hooked.
Mathias makes stoneware and porcelain pieces thrown on the wheel, slab- or hand-built and decorated with minimalistic designs. He is in awe of the endless possibilities in what he can create from a wet lump of clay. Contrasting colours and straight lines are a recurring theme softened by the organic fluidity of high firing glazes. Functionality, shape and how the finished piece feels in your hands is most important to Mathias. His work is never a hundred percent perfect, every pot shows the hand of the maker and he wouldn’t want it any other way.