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Matt began studying ceramics under John Arnold at The University of Texas, El Paso where he received his Bachelor of Art in 1981. Then in 1986 he completed the Master of Fine Art program at The University of North Texas under Elmer Taylor.

Upon graduating from UNT Matt worked at Mark Of The Potter for a year before accepting a teaching position at a college in Michigan.  After living and teaching in Michigan for 4 winters (Lousy weather but wonderful folks), Matt returned to Mark Of The Potter and has been making pottery there ever since.

With over 35 years of experience creating pottery and teaching at the university level Matt is still passionate about the craft and art of clay.  He still feels there is nothing more gratifying than seeing his pottery being used and enjoyed.

Matt works on site at Mark Of The Potter as lead potter and kiln master.  He can be seen demonstrating pottery making every other weekend in our store.