Matilda had an itinerant army childhood, in Germany, Pembrokeshire and the West Country and time with grandparents in Scotland and Ireland. She now has one foot on her mother’s farm in Somerset where she paints and makes pots in an old log shed and the other in London, where she teaches in her studio at home and in various studios and schools.
Studies in the ceramics department at Central St Martins, led to work reflecting interests in history and archaeology, mapping the Thames through Central London. After graduation Matilda explored interests in personal histories, old maps and photography, using digital print technology in a range of commissions for Health Care.
In recent years Matilda has moved away from printed work and has been devoted to the muddy business of throwing on the wheel. She enjoys teaching others to grapple with the challenges of clay, encouraging students to express themselves, on and off the wheel.
She sees clay as an ideal material for stress-busting fun and the perfect antidote to modern screen-centred life. It also gives the opportunity to celebrate strong links to our past, looking at historical ceramic and learning from their traditions.