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Matt Brennecke

I am a potter/artisan. Clay appeals to me because of its elemental nature. The alchemy of using earth, air, water and fire to create something that is more than the sum of its parts appeals to me.

My desire for my work is that the shape be elegant yet human, and that the surface displays the process by which it was made. I specifically focus on wood atmospheric firings. While I tend to make forms that lean toward the functional, my purpose is not to create functional objects, but rather to give a nod toward function emphasis on shape and surface.