About Matthew Metz
Matthew Metz has been a making his living as a studio potter for the last 25 years. He shares a home and studio in Alfred Station, NY with potter/educator Linda Sikora. Awards include a NEA Crafts Fellowship, and two McKnight Fellowships. He shows and sells his pottery throughout the U.S. and internationally- including the St. Croix Potter’s tour, the Old Church Pottery Sale, Pottery on the Hill, and Flower City Pottery Invitational. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Matthew received his B.F.A. from Ball State University, and an M.F.A. from Edinboro University, and was a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation from 1989-1991.
For me, pottery should first be about pleasure. But pleasure can be derived in many ways, through simplicity or layers of complexity. Through being comforted or being challenged. The best pots somehow speak through a recognizable canon, but with unmistakeable voice of the individual with all their quirks and eccentricities. Recognition brings you into relationship, and in that space some new moment happens.