Matthew Warner is widely admired for the comprehensive body of elegant tableware. He is now moving away from functional ware to explore pots as a medium through which to discuss themes relating to contemporary society. He sees pots as being capable of communicating information, ideas and beliefs about lifestyle, status and taste: they are social objects.
Josiah Wedgwood provided the spark and reference point for Warners more recent work which is about the perceived status of form, function and material, as well as the cultural and social value of the objects we choose to have in our homes. His aim is not to redesign Wedgwood but to use these forms as a vehicle to portray his idea.