Visiting Artist: Matt Wedel

Jun 3 - Jun 15, 2024

Visiting Artist Matt Wedel will be at Anderson Ranch from June 3rd – 15th, 2024.

Matt Wedel grew up in Palisade, Colorado, and began working with clay at a young age. Under the guidance of his father, a functional potter, Wedel developed an early understanding of clay as a studio practice. At age 14, Wedel studied traditional ceramic techniques from Manta Ortiz with Michael Wisner, apprentice to Juan Quesada.  During this time, he attended a workshop by Peter Voulkos, which further tilted the narrative of his practice within the context of ceramic history. These early studies led him to receive his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Xavier Toubes, among others. He then received an MFA in ceramics from California State University, Long Beach where he studied with Tony Marsh and Kristen Morgin. Wedel went on to teach large-scale ceramics and contemporary practice at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Ohio University. In early 2012, Wedel set up a full-time studio practice in Southeast Ohio, where he lives with his family.  

His work has been exhibited widely, most recently in a solo exhibition titled Matt Wedel: Phenomenal Debris at the Toledo Museum of Art. His work is held in collections and museums internationally, including the Toledo Museum of Art, The Flint Institute of Art, , the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Clay Museum of Ceramic Art, in Denmark, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Long Beach Museum of Art in California.


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Jun 3 - Jun 15, 2024

While You're On Campus


The Ranch Café

Lunch is open to the public from 11:30AM-1:30PM, Monday-Friday. 

The Café is a social hub where students and visitors gather to discuss ideas, plan for new creative experiences, and reflect on shared teachings. Join us for a beautiful buffet lunch offering fresh salads and rotating hot items.

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Artworks store


ArtWorks Store

Art supplies, fine crafts, and gifts.

Store Hours (June – September):

Monday – Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM, and Sunday, 12-6PM

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Patton-Malott Gallery

This gallery space on the Anderson Ranch campus is home to contemporary and rustic ranch architectural elements and provides the backdrop for rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

Gallery Hours (June – September):

Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-5:30PM and 12-6PM on Sunday

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