Matt Horne's interest in pottery began while studying Ceramics GCSE and A Level at Astor College, Dover. After leaving school he sought an apprenticeship at an established pottery in Aylesford, Kent to continue his training and eventually started making pots for their shop. During his 2 years as an apprentice he learnt lots of different techniques, including production throwing using stoneware clay, turning, glazing and different types of firings.
In 2008 Matt set up his own ceramics studio near his home in Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent. He continued to use stoneware clay for producing decorative and domestic pottery and even though he enjoyed this, he wanted a new challenge.
While training Matt had learnt about many different styles of ceramics, and developed a particular interest in crystalline glaze because of its unusual character and different from any other type of pottery.
He has been concentrating on this technique since 2009, experimenting with new, contemporary shaped vases and testing new glazes, always trying to produce more exciting colour combinations. All my Crystalline work is hand thrown using high quality porcelain.
At the start of 2010 Matt became a member of The Sussex Guild.