stoneware, applied underglazes
29cm x 22cm x 12cm
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Mathew Edenbrow was born in 1980 and grew up in a small village in West Yorkshire surround by countryside and farmland which was foundation for his love of animals and the natural world. Mathew spent his early life exploring the countryside and marvelling at the animals he could observe going about their day to day lives on his doorstep. His fascination with wildlife grew further from watching David Attenborough documentaries and reading the books by people such as Jane Goodall. Seeing and reading about animals in far off places was the driving force for Mathew wanting nothing more than to work with animals.
This fascination lead Mathew to Leeds University where he studied ecology and where his passion for animals, and drive to understand why animals behave they do, was cultivated. Mathew then went on to complete a Masters degree in ecology with a focus on animal behaviour at the University of Bangor, followed by a PhD investigating the evolution of animal personality traits at the University of Exeter. Mathew then worked for several years in academia, a career that permitted him to observe a variety of animals in their natural environment and gain deeper insight into their behaviour and motivations.
Mathew now works as a self taught ceramic animal sculptor and he recently moved to Llangeitho, Ceredigion where he is currently setting up his practice. Mathews work is strongly informed by his varied life experiences with animals and his academic understanding of animal behaviour. His work seeks to capture everyday moments within an animals life and 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. During the creation of each piece Mathew also hopes to show the beauty of the animal form and hopefully reveal something to the observer they may not have previously noticed.