Matthew lives and works in Melbourne. He has works in major public and private collections including NAB, MPRG, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Warnambool Regional Art Gallery, Ten Victoria and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council. He was the winner of the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Arts Award and the National Works on Paper. I wanted the narrative of this work to exist prior to my intervention. By selecting a pre-used bat, raw and untouched, I aimed to interact with its history. The addition of gold, lustre fires clay not only speaks to my artistic practice, but moves towards an inner action seeking an audience.