Matthew Ward is a self-taught ceramist. The Brooklyn-based artist comes from an artistic family. His father was a graphic designer and painter and his mother was a photographer. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum School in Boston where he trained in painting and sculpture.Â He pulls inspiration from the 1940â€™s and 50â€™s, where he sees that the work was simpler and yet had exciting developments. On an article in Glaze Magazine he says this about his work:Â
â€œMy work is very pattern oriented I donâ€™t think itâ€™s very complicatedâ€¦ Itâ€™s very simple and itâ€™s very relatable. People can get it right away, the forms are very straightforward. I think that was just my appreciation for the minimalist movement in sculpture and in painting just having that reference.â€
Images: Courtesy of Matthew Ward.