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Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1949 Andrew Matheson is a graduate of Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. He is the former head of art at Broadway School, Perry Bar, Birmingham. Producing pieces from locally-sourced materials since 1981, Andrew works mainly in stoneware and porcelain reduction fired to 1280 degrees Celsius. He plays a central role in both the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) being treasurer since 1987 and the Midland Potters' Association (MPA) where he is currently chairman. Exhibiting in galleries across the United Kingdom, Andrew also undertakes commissions from his workshop in Lichfield, Staffordshire. He manages a gallery space above the workshop, exhibiting work from regional artists.

EDUCATION

1978 - 1979 Post Graduate Diploma Ceramics Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1974 - 1979 Diploma in Art, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1968 - 1971 Cert.Ed., Madeley College of Education, Madeley, Staffordshire

AWARDS

1996 Reginald Lewis 3D/Sculpture Prize, RBSA Oil and Sculpture Open Exhibition
1988 Lucas Craft Award, RBSA Watercolour and Craftwork Open Exhibition
1985 Elected full member RBSA
1982 Elected Associate member RBSA
1977 Elsie Burnes travelling scholarship

MEMBERSHIPS

1972 - 1984 Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists,
1982 - 1985 President, Birmingham Art Circle
1981 Midland Potters' Association.
1986 Council member RBSA.
1985 The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists