Decorative and utilitarian wood-fired, salt-glazed, as well ash glazes fired in reduction
Matthew started his adventure into ceramics as a freshman in high school. He found his first job as a potter at age 16, working for two traditional Seagrove pottery shops, Holly HIll and JB Cole. In 2013, after almost 20 years as a journeyman potter, Matthew started making his own work. Matthew believes in challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of excellence in his field. Today he describes his work as merging elegant forms, rustic wood-fired salt glaze, and meticulous slip work and glazing. He is also now experimenting with gas-fired reduction methods and glazes. Matthew continues to live and work in the Seagrove area, and has shown his work at Charlotte's Potters Market Invitational, HIckory's Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, and Seagroves's Celebration of Seagrove potters.