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Matt Cronshaw is a ceramic artist based in Manchester, UK, working as Little Torch Ceramics. 

At the very core of my practice is the mastery of technique and process. For the past year I have been working in porcelain and I have lead myself down the path of mastering the techniques and processes that reflect what I see, when I think of porcelain. 

 

I think of a showcase in refinement, delicacy, translucency and decadence, each piece perfectly paired back - no distractions from the material itself: the only allowable expressions are ones that enhance what I imagine porcelain should be.

 

A harmony must be struck between what the material wants to exhibit and what I myself as the craftsmen want to showcase. It is the desire to learn this joint language fully, that guides my work, leading me down a path of forever changing, refined techniques of throwing, trimming and firing.

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