Matthew has been an Artist In Residence at Arrowmont, the Archie Bray Foundation and Red Lodge Clay Center, and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Matthew’s work has been featured in Art in America, Art LTD, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly and Maake Magazine. In 2013 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly.
Matthew's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 9 - 13, 2021
Introduction to Digital Vessels and Clay Printing
Learn to build and manipulate simple cups and vessels on the computer to be digitally fabricated in porcelain and terra-cotta using 3D ceramic printers. This one-week workshop emphasizes introductory approaches to 3D modeling in CAD (computer-aided design) softwares, Rhinoceros 3D and PotterDraw, as well as clay preparation for successful printing and printer operation. Students are encouraged to take risks and experiment in this departure from traditional ceramic creation. Everyone can expect to leave the workshop with a basic understanding of CAD software and 3D printer technology, and iterations of vessel designs as bisqueware.
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.
Aug 16 - 20, 2021
Composing Clay and Mixed Media Sculptures with Digital Tools
This course is aimed at those who are familiar with the various workings inside a fabrication lab, but need help figuring out how to turn the digital into the physical. This workshop explores the many ways an artist can compose dynamic sculptural and installation compositions using advanced digital clay fabrication techniques and mixed-media resources. Emphasis is placed on conceptual ideas and non-traditional methods of fabrication. Students are encouraged to bring as many digital files and pre-fired pieces/parts as possible so that considerable time can be dedicated to new ways of composing objects in class. Students will use both clay and plastic printers to generate objects for finished assembly or for mold-making.