Join us Friday, May 26th, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. for Matthew Sloan’s opening night.
His work will be on display at the store from May 26th to August 11th, 2023.
Stop by to view or purchase his pottery.
I am a potter who makes humble, comforting tableware meant to be in service every day
Gathering around a meal helps establish community. I see the pots I create as part of that tableau that is creating community. Perhaps not the reason for gathering, but in support of gathering.
The pots and action of choosing a life making art are a subversive element that we allow into time with family and friends, using works of art as a way to nourish ourselves and one another.
I find that the communal atmosphere created through pots, food, and drink is what draws me to make work, and inspires the tableware I produce.
The communal spirit I observe in collecting pots and sharing a meal with friends and family is what I hope to impart to others when they bring one of my ceramic vessels into their homes.
“I’m a potter from Yuba City, California. I became interested in clay work, having seen the pots my grandparents made as they retired from farming and keeping a home.
I attended Sacramento State University where I was fortunate to study under Scott Parady, Sunshine Cobb, and Chuck Owens.
I was an assistant to Sunshine Cobb, and a short-term resident at Scott Parady’s Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology shortly after completing my BA.
I received my MFA from Utah State University, studying under John Neely, Dan Murphy, and Todd Hayes.
In the Fall of 2022, I began a residency at Art Center West in Roswell, Georgia.”