Mathew Edenbrow is a self taught ceramic animal sculptor, based in Llangeitho, Ceredigion. His work draws upon his life long fascination with wild animals and the natural world and seeks to capture everyday moments within an animals life. By exploring these moments he aims to provide insight into animal behavior 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.
His work is strongly informed from his varied life experiences with animals and his academic understanding of animal behaviour that he gained during, and after being awarded his PhD investigating animal personality. It was during the early stages of his academic career that he came to fully appreciate and get excited by the complexities of animal behaviour. He now draws upon these experiences, using ceramics and applied underglazes as a medium to explore the beauty of the animal form and hopefully reveal something to the observer previously unnoticed about animal he is sculpting.
His work has recently been shortlisted as a finalist for the David Shepherd Wildlife Fountation's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020, as well as a shortlisted for Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2020.
Ceramic +applied ceramic underglazes, horsehair £400
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) Ceramic and applied ceramic underglazes, 40x40x25cm £500
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) Ceramic and applied ceramic underglazes 41x11x18cm £400
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) Ceramic, applied ceramic underglazes, slate, acrylic rod 41x39x29cm £500
Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) Ceramic and applied ceramic underglazes 39x12x19cm £400