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Matt Wedel

American, b. 1984

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Matt Wedel

American, b. 1984

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Having grown up around his father’s pottery studio, ceramic artist Matt Wedel has long understood and respected both the intrinsic properties of the material and the element of chance that accompanies the process of firing and glazing the clay. Stepping away from the notion of ceramics as a functional craft, Wedel’s art enters the realm of mythological creation stories. Intent on recreating the world from mud or clay, he intricately models vegetation, minerals, and animals—all of which, while familiar, suggest they have roots in the unknown. His works are complex yet fluid with simple but commanding saturated color. Recognizing that “there is baggage with being a medium-specific ceramic artist today,” Wedel states his art strives to “explore the medium and expand on [its] history.”

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Biography

Having grown up around his father’s pottery studio, ceramic artist Matt Wedel has long understood and respected both the intrinsic properties of the material and the element of chance that accompanies the process of firing and glazing the clay. Stepping away from the notion of ceramics as a functional craft, Wedel’s art enters the realm of mythological creation stories. Intent on recreating the world from mud or clay, he intricately models vegetation, minerals, and animals—all of which, while familiar, suggest they have roots in the unknown. His works are complex yet fluid with simple but commanding saturated color. Recognizing that “there is baggage with being a medium-specific ceramic artist today,” Wedel states his art strives to “explore the medium and expand on [its] history.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine
Articles Featuring Matt Wedel
Why Ceramic Artists Are So Good at Dealing with Failure
Jan 9th, 2018
Why Ceramic Artists Are So Good at Dealing with Failure
These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramics
Feb 23rd, 2017
These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramics
Matt Wedel’s Garden of Massive Ceramics Takes Root in L.A.
Nov 30th, 2015
Matt Wedel’s Garden of Massive Ceramics Takes Root in L.A.
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