It all began in Gulgong, Australia, in 2010. An invitation to enter the Matchbox Show collection was extended to delegates attending the 'Clay Energy' conference. They were invited to make a ceramic artwork that fitted inside a matchbox. The response and enthusiasm was overwhelming, and yielded 150 matchboxes to begin the collection.
The aim of the show is to grow it into a substantial international travelling exhibition of 5000 matchbox artworks, to be exhibited at the International Ceramics Conference in Finland in 2014.