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Matthew Foster Ceramic Butter Dish

$190

A wonderful addition to your kitchen, this ceramic butter dish is the work of QEST scholar Matthew Foster. It’s crafted by hand in his workshop in St Ives, Cornwall, where he’s influenced by potters such as Bill Marshall and John Reeve, alongside his peers at the Leach Pottery. The results – as you can see with this piece – celebrate ideas of the ‘imperfect’ with slight irregularities in shape, colour and form, all contributing to the rustic, natural finish.

Product number: 2217903004

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Meet the Maker:

Matthew Foster

Fine art graduate and QEST scholar Matthew Foster is based in St Ives, Cornwall, where he works alongside a talented production team at the Leach Pottery. He champions rustic simplicity with a philosophy that closely aligns with that of mingei – a mode of thinking that advocates for the work of ‘ordinary people’s crafts’. His creations explore personal expression through form, surface and the gesture of making, all while ensuring the bottom line of functionality is fulfilled.