Matthew Tell Pottery

Functional Stoneware – Wood and Gas Fired Pottery

Welcome!

If you would like to see me in person, please schedule an appointment for a studio showing, or look for me at these upcoming shows.

My dialogue with clay is articulated in the 6,000 year old tradition of the functional vessel. I like the idea of my pieces becoming part of people’s everyday life.

I am influenced by my environment, the Green Mountains of Vermont. This is reflective in the suggestive landscapes and colorful earth-tone glaze overlays I use to decorate my pots. A recent trip to Alaska has further opened more possibilities to colors, forms, and textures.

I fire in a wood kiln because the process most closely relates to the individual pieces. The fire goes through each piece in the chamber and tells a surprising story every time.

Matthew Tell