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. He pulls inspiration from the 1940’s and 50’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:
“My work is very pattern oriented I don’t think it’s very complicated… It’s very simple and it’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.”
Images: Courtesy of Matthew Ward.