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Matt Jones, Absent Without Leave, 2016, stoneware with wood-fired alkaline glaze, 29 ½ × 19 ½ × 19 ½ inches. Museum purchase, 2018.52.01 | Matt Jones, Within You Without You, 2018, stoneware with wood-fired alkaline glaze, 30 ½ × 18 ½ × 18 ½ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2018 Collectors’ Circle members Jon & Ann Kemske and Brian & Gail McCarthy, 2018.45.01 | Matt Jones, Remote by Design, 2015, stoneware with wood-fired alkaline glaze, 31 1/2 × 18 × 18 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2015 Collectors’ Circle members Brian & Gail McCarthy and Nat & Anne Burkhardt, 2015.33. All © Matt Jones.

Conversation with the Artist: Matt Jones – VIRTUAL

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free for Museum Members; registration required

Matt Jones had his first introduction to clay while attending Earlham College in Richmond, IN. Wanting to further his education in the craft, he continued to develop his skills while apprenticing for Todd Piker in Cornwall Bridge, CT from 1994 to 1997 and Mark Hewitt in 1997. After moving to Leicester, NC’s Big Sandy Mush Valley in 1998, he became a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and has exhibited his work at the North Carolina Pottery Center, Blue Spiral 1, the Mint Museum, among others. Jones’ Star Wars Trilogy pots, prominently displayed in the Museum’s Windgate Foundation Atrium and featuring symbolic commentary on the politics and economy of our time, are a favorite of visitors. Join us for conversation with Jones as he discusses a history of his work including the Star Wars pots, before telling us about his more recent work.

Member Programs

Museum Members: You’re an important part of the Museum family. On selected Wednesdays at 12:30pm, we’re offering Members-only virtual content. Keep an eye out for a special Member newsletter every Monday, where we let you know what virtual program or activity we have planned for you next! Space is limited; Museum Members should click here to register online. For more information, email Kristen Boddy, membership & Museum events manager, or call 828.253.3227 x117.

Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.

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