There are times when I have a very specific pattern in mind and develop the form for pattern, knowing that the design is already resolved. In a less dictated way, I make a collection of forms and let them guide me as to what pattern is going to best suited on them.

Matthew Ward

About the Artist


Matthew Ward (b.1976) approaches pottery through a multi-disciplinary lens. Trained as a painter, he brings techniques traditionally reserved for two dimensional work into the realm of ceramics, incorporating techniques such as stamping and incising, as well as art historical concepts from the mid-20th century and postwar art. Ward is based in Santa Fe, NM and has been featured in publications such as Metropolis and Dwell.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at The Clay Studio, 2016

  • Artist in residence at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, 2015

  • Exhibited at Kleinert James Center For The Arts, 2015