Matthew Krousey

Matthew Krousey Ceramics

Artists

Availability

Outdoor Market

Dates Available

May 23, 2015

August 1, 2015

August 22, 2015

September 19, 2015

October 24, 2015

Products

Pottery

About

I make functional stoneware and porcelain pottery, which is fired in either a salt or wood-fired kiln. These firing techniques imbue the works with great variation and depth, creating a natural and mysterious surface. This surface is a place where abstract landscapes and animal characters can often intermingle. The imagery is meant to preserve through representation, the vanishing flora and fauna of rural Minnesota where I was raised. Coming from a family that lived off of the land through vegetable gardening, hunting and fishing, I am deeply connected to the world around me. It is no surprise to me that I spend my days making utilitarian objects for the table that can be seen as both a work of art and a functional ceramic object. I feel that my wares should evoke memories in the viewer of the vanishing landscapes around us.

I started making pottery as a freshman in high school and have never looked back.  My life has been geared towards making functional ceramics for the last 13 years. In 2008 I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.F.A. in ceramics and have since, been teaching adult and children’s classes in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I have received a Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center and maintained a studio in south Minneapolis where I create the functional pieces that you see at the market.

After receiving tremendous support from you all last year, I am back again to share new work fresh from the kiln.