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Matt Kelleher

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1999 MFA Ceramics University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

1997 MA Printmaking University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1995 BFA Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Kansas

APPERNTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1999-2001 Artist in Residence Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2003 Shigaraki Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

2005-2008 Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2001-2004 Adjunct Professor, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

2015—Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

 

Matt Kelleher is known for his investigation of soda-fired tableware, including jars, boxes and serving pieces. He has broadened his practice to include sculptural vessels, bird inspired forms, and collaborative work with Shoko Teruyama, his wife.

 Kelleher studied with Victor Babu and Ken Ferguson at Kansas City Art Institute and with Gail Kendall, Peter Pinnell and Eddie Dominguez at the University of Nebraske-Linclon.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Newman University - Steckline Collection, Wichita, Kansas

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Resident Collection, Shigaraki, Japan

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, Chinax

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

8th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Catalog. Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Museum of Art, April 2000.

9th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Catalog. Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Museum of Art, April, 2001.

13th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Catalog. Lancaster, PA:  Lancaster Museum of Art, April 2005.

14th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Catalog.  Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Museum of Art, April 2006.
“21 Young American Potters.” Studio Potter 32, no. 2 (June 2004). 

Functional Ceramics 2003, Catalog. Wooster, OH: Wayne Center for the Arts, March 2003.
Gallagher, Matt.  “Ceramicist Takes Control with ‘Atmosphere.'” The Athens Insider, November 19, 2003.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.
Iowa Artists 1997, Catalog.  Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Art Center, May 1997.

Lapointe, Nancy Frommer. “A Visit to the Bray.” Ceramics Monthly (January 2001). 

Seckler, Judy. "Shining the Light on Craft in America." Ceramics Monthly (April 2007).

Schultz, Katey. "The Poetics of Collaboration." Ceramics Monthly (October 2008).

Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E. Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classical Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.
“Up Front,” Ceramics Monthly (November 2001).
“Up Front,” Ceramics Monthly (May 2011).

"What it Takes: Working Potters." Ceramics Monthly (June/July 2007).

 

Website(s):

www.mattkelleher.com

 

Typical Marks
2016
Covered Jar
Date: 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Tumbler
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Beverage Set
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loran Maron
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loran Maron
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loran Maron
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Teapot, Mugs, and Tray
Form: Mug, Teapot, Tray
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loran Maron
Courtesy Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 28, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/kelleher-0