Mathew Edenbrow is a self taught ceramic animal sculptor based in Llangeitho, Ceredigion where he recently established a studio and practice. Mathew’s work draws upon his life long fascination with wild animals and the natural world. Each stoneware piece he creates is decorated with applied ceramic underglazes with the aim to capture everyday moments in the lives of animals. By exploring these moments, Mathew aims to provide insight into animal behaviour and how small, often minute changes in body form or expression can convey not only information, but also give insight into an individuals intent, motivation and emotional state. Mathew’s work is strongly informed by his varied life experiences with wild and domestic animals as well as his academic understanding of animal behaviour gained during, and after being awarded my PhD investigating animal personality trait evolution. It was during the early stages of his academic career that he came to fully appreciate and get excited by the complexities of animal behaviour. Mathew now draws upon these experiences to explore the beauty of the animal form and hopefully reveal something previously unnoticed to the observer.
Mathew’s work was recently shortlisted for Creates Galleries Emerging Artist Award 2020 and can be seen on show at King Street Gallery Carmarthen, Red Dot Gallery Painswick, and Creates Gallery, Monmouth.
March 26, 2020
Sculpture, Ceramic, M - P