Matthew Krousey is a fifth generation Minnesotan and his work is largely inspired by a childhood spent in the forests, prairies, and waterways of the central part of the state. He enjoys making objects that serve some purpose in the home, whether utilitarian or decorative. He currently resides in rural Minnesota near North Branch where he is a host of the St Croix Valley Pottery Tour.
“The preservation of a disappearing landscape through imagery on ceramics is the reason I create. Inspired conceptually by the regionalist painters of the early 20th century who sought to document the rural landscapes of America, I see myself as a modern Regionalist working with clay. I make pottery, murals, and sculpture decorated with the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the American landscape. My hope is that the daily use and viewing of the work will be a gentle reminder to the public of the vanishing natural world around us.”