About Matthew Hyleck
I have a sincere respect for the act of dining, service and consumption. There is a cultural value to the act of dining, alone or in groups. I find that meal times offer an opportunity to create slow moments within the day, moments that can be enhanced through a finely crafted piece of pottery. Even more purely, using handcrafted pottery helps to slow down the moment and allows me to focus on the object and act of using. I feel hokey saying this, but quality dinnerware does enrich one’s experience and perspective when you allow the moment to fully take hold.
Education Coordinator, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.; October 2000 – current; Baltimore, MD. Program scheduling; classroom/teacher management; and curriculum development for community-based arts center.
Resident Artist, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.; May 2000 – current; Baltimore, MD. Juried into a communal studio and exhibition environment.
Teacher, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.; April 2000 – current; Baltimore, MD. Advanced adult wheel courses.
Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Tainan University for the Arts, 66 Kuantien, Tachi, Taiwan R.O.C. – 10 week summer studio artist-in-residence.
Workshop Instructor, Teapots Intensive, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD – 2008
Workshop Instructor, Landscape & Texture, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY – 2008
Workshop Instructor, Love Handles, The Lancaster Clay Studio, Lancaster, PA – 2007
Workshop Instructor, Altered Function, The Baltimore Potter’s Guild. October 14 & 15 – 2006