MATTHEW FREED | POTTERY

Pottery is complicated. It is an art that requires creativity and a strong sense of design. It is also a science that requires a thorough understanding of natural materials and how they will react in combination with extreme heat.

Each piece is a complexity of nature, science and art. It amazes me. There are an infinite number of creative possibilities. There are an endless number of decisions that are made to get from the organic materials to the finished piece of art. And despite my best effort to control the variables that come together to form my art, nature always stamps unique and surprising finishing touches on each piece. There will always be a lack of complete control and this makes the process mystical.

All of these factors, the bounty of creative potential, and the limitless opportunity to learn and grow, have joined together to form my passion for this art. I hope that you enjoy my work.

2015 Gold Medal Recipient for Excellence In Craft at the Circle Craft Exhibition.

matthew forming pottery
concentration
hand in pot
smoothing the rim