Born in Luton, England 1964, Matthew moved to Australia as a young man in 1981. He serendipitously began his journey in 1991 as a glassmaker whilst assisting Robert Wynne in establishing a glass blowing studio. [Denizen Glass in Manly, Sydney.] Matthew worked for Robert Wynne, whilst also establishing his own practice. After winning the Peoples Choice award for the RFC prize, now Ranamok, Matthew was awarded a solo exhibition. From this time on he has been working full time at producing exhibiting nationally and internationally. During 2001 Matthew taught glass blowing in ‘Creative Glass’, Zurich, Switzerland.