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Matt Kelleher

Matt Kelleher

Matt Kelleher is an assistant professor at Alfred University.  He brings ten years experience as a studio potter to this position that includes a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.  Matt studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute under Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu from 1993-1995.  He received his MFA in 1999 from University of Nebraske-Linclon where he studied with Gail Kendall, Peter Pinnell, and Eddie Dominguez.  Matt was also an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan, and most recently at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China.

"Pottery is a continuous curiosity; how it’s made, how it feels, its shape, its surface, how it exists in a home as an object, or a tool, or maybe an image. When making pottery, I search for poised forms that suggest sculpture, respect utility and perform well; they should be confident and handsome. I create my surfaces for contemplation. Moods are suggested with warmth, fluidity, and translucency. Atmospheres are veiled with fog and cool mist. Pouring and layering slip, I respond intuitively to the qualities of liquid. Slip warms up during the firing, the surface dampens and layering is revealed. The relationship between form, firing, and my hand is complete. Each piece is ready for a conversation and willing to be part of a greater surrounding."

  • $850
    Matt Kelleher

    Jar

    This large jar has wonderful surface texture and is a beautiful burnt orange. It measures 16.75 x 12” and is made of earthenware. Reference 17MKE12...

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  • $850
    Matt Kelleher

    Jar

    This large jar has subtle surface texture and is a lively green. It measures 16.5 x 11” and is made of earthenware. Reference 17MKE14 if calling th...

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  • $850
    Matt Kelleher

    Jar

    This large jar has subtle surface texture and is a lively green. It measures 18.5 x 11.5” and is made of earthenware. Reference 17MKE13 if calling ...

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    Matt Kelleher

    Large Wall Bird

    This large, abstract bird, is made to hang on the wall. With subtle texture and beautiful color, it is a gorgeous addition to a space. It measures ...

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    Matt Kelleher

    Large Wall Bird

    This large, abstract bird, is made to hang on the wall. With subtle texture and beautiful color, it is a gorgeous addition to a space. It measures ...

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