Ceramic sculptures contain repeating circular shapes

Looking at the sculptural ceramic art of Matthew Chambers, there is a lot to unpack. Using a potter’s wheel and clay, he produces fascinating tactile vessels that are actually several pieces fused into a single round shape. Beneath the outer “shell” are several smaller bowls arranged in concentric circles.

Based on the Isle of Wight in the UK, Chambers is inspired by the purity of circles as a form. He creates his pieces in layers when the clay is “hard as leather,” meaning it is hard enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be attached to other clay pieces. “The circle creates an infinite line with no beginning or end, and no hard or sharp edges to contend with,” he explains. “When you layer the circle on top of each other, the rhythm that occurs is smoother than with any other shape.”

The repetition of forms is an integral part of Chambers’ vision. These multicolored vessels appear to contain many smaller bowls inside the outer shell, giving the appearance of nesting bowls that have been fused together. “I originally trained in production ceramics, learning to make the same size and shape pieces over and over again,” Chambers continues. “This training fueled my sculptural practice and without the training I don’t think I’ll be able to do what I do now.”

You can keep up to date with Chambers’ latest projects by following him on Iinstagram.

British artist Matthew Chambers creates fascinating ceramic sculptures.

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His pieces merge multiple vesles into a single circular shape.

Ceramic sculptures by Matthew ChambersCeramic sculptures by Matthew Chambers

As a result, it seems that these ceramics consist of concentric circles.

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