Gave a talk titled ‘Making Pots & Other Things’ to Penryn’s Independent School of Art (ISA) in May 2016. In it I reviewed some of my practice as a potter, photographer, and researcher.

Dr Matthew Tyas gained his PhD in 2015: his research with the Leach Pottery and Autonomatic, of Falmouth University, examined how digital production processes could be used, from the craft maker’s perspective, in the design and production of Leach Pottery Standard Ware. Beginning as a largely self-taught potter, Matthew has had workshops in the North and is now based at Bosence Farm where he makes his own pots and works with clients in detox and rehab as a volunteer potter. Matthew recently worked as Exhibitions Coordinator at the Leach Pottery, editing titles on Emmanuel Cooper and Trevor Corser, as well as curating exhibitions on the work of Cooper and also David Leach – Bernard’s Leach’s eldest son.

It was a lovely gathering and a great little venue tucked away in Penryn. The ISA have an interesting and varied programme of talks and events: visit the ISA website.

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