Matthew Raw (b. 1984) is a ceramic artist who explores the physical and communicative properties of the tile, using textures and language to tell stories of people and place.
Last year he presented Tactile Change – a solo exhibition exploring societal progress at Plymouth College of Art. That followed his 2017 solo show Clad in East London. In the same year he produced Clay Station – a collaborative project with Assemble Architects for an Art on the Underground commission at Seven Sisters Station in London. Matthew completed the prestigious ceramics residency at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2015, in addition to winning a Jerwood Makers Award in 2014.
His projects span galleries, residency formats and education establishments, and he has shown work across the UK and internationally in the USA, France, Germany and Denmark. Matthew 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. In 2020 he is working towards a large tiled mural for The University of Warwick ahead of Coventry’s UK City of Culture.