Matt Kelleher is associate professor of ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He joined the faculty in 2015 after a decade of working as a studio potter in the mountains of western North Carolina. Matt has participated in residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute.
Matt's Upcoming Workshops
Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.
Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.
Jul 25 - Aug 5, 2022
Active Hands, Active Mind: Cone 3 Pottery
Activate the hands and stimulate the mind with a variety of throwing and hand-building techniques. Students explore the details of various pottery forms and discover new personal solutions. Demonstrations cover wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, bisque mold systems, form-finding exercises and Cone 3 firing strategies. Participants must have wheel-throwing skills (beginning throwing techniques are not taught).