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Matthew Krousey

Biography to Display: 

1984 Born Little Falls, Minnesota



2008 BFA College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minneapolis Minnesota



2008-2015 Resident Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota



2003-2012 Supply Specialist, Sergeant E-5, Minnesota Army National Guard

2004 Ceramics Instructor, Great River Arts Association, Little Falls, Minnesota

2004-2005 Deployed Iraq, Army National Guard

2007-2009 Junior Ceramic Technician, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008-present Studio Potter

2010-2015 Sales Gallery Assistant, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Matt Krousey is known for wheel thrown, functional stoneware or porcelain pots, tiles, and tile murals which are fired in gas or wood in a soda/salt reduction atmosphere. Surface materials often include a wax-resist used to render subjects found in nature such as cranes, willow, reeds. etc., and stains, slips, and glazes.  

 Krousey’s inspirations include the local landscape, natural habitats, and the simplicity of the folk pots of Japan and Korea. He worked with the Veterans for The Arts helping veterans understand the healing powers of clay from one of their own. 


A 2013 interview with Matt Krousey at the Northern Clay Center is available here.




Artist's Studio: Matthew Krousey Ceramics


Typical Marks

Last name scrawled into raw clay on base of pot.

Covered Jar
Date: 2018
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 27, 2021.