Matthew Krousey Ceramics
May 20, 2017
July 1, 2017
August 19, 2017
October 21, 2017
Matthew Krousey makes 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.
Matthew started making pottery as a freshman in high school and has never looked back. His life has been geared towards making functional ceramics for the last 13 years. In 2008, he 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. Matthew received a Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center and maintained a studio in south Minneapolis where he creates the functional pieces that you see at the market.