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About Matthew

Matthew Hyleck is a ceramic artist currently living and working in Parkville, MD. Matthew earned his BFA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 1997. He is an artist-in-residence at Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic arts center, where he also teaches studio ceramics and has served as the Education Coordinator since 2000. Matthew's utilitarian ceramics have received three Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship awards in Craft in 2011, 2007 and 2005. His studio work... more

landscape II - influence

My ceramic work is defined directly by my love for natural objects. Natural forms and symbols are always finding their way into my work. My current works have evolved from my search for place and the placement of particular objects within a defined landscape environment. The interaction between an object and its environment is what I look to capture through my functional ceramic work. I am exploring the ways in which the landscape changes through the seasons; specifically how a field is defined by its location, refined by its designated purpose and constrained by it fenced borders.

Field Platters series

My ceramic work is defined directly by my love for natural objects. Natural forms and symbols are always finding their way into my work. My current works have evolved from my search for place and the placement of particular objects within a defined landscape environment. The interaction between an object and its environment is what I look to capture through my functional ceramic work. I am exploring the ways in which the landscape changes through the seasons; specifically how a field is defined by its location, refined by its designated purpose and constrained by it fenced borders.
I work with commercially manufactured stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922 F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2345 F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln.

Horizon Jars

My ceramic work is defined directly by my love for natural objects. Natural forms and symbols are always finding their way into my work. My current works have evolved from my search for place and the placement of particular objects within a defined landscape environment. The interaction between an object and its environment is what I look to capture through my functional ceramic work. I am exploring the ways in which the landscape changes through the seasons; specifically how a field is defined by its location, refined by its designated purpose and constrained by it fenced borders.

  • Horizon Caddy

    stoneware, Shino crackle + Shino, red engobe, stoneware, ^10 reduction 6" x 6" x 7"
  • New Horizon Jar

    stoneware, crackle Shino OU woodfire symposium 2010 ^11 catenary arch woodfire
  • New Horizon Jar

    stoneware, porcelain slip, oxide, Shino, wood ash ^10 gas reduction 7" x 7" x 10" Craftforms 2010
  • New Horizon Jar

    stoneware, porcelain slip, Shino ^11 Ohio University Tube Kiln 8" x 8" x 10" OU Woodfire Symposium summer 2010
  • New Horizon Jar

    stoneware, slip, Shino, oxide, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction 7" x 7" x 10" NCECA Biennial 2009
  • Tea Caddy - seam

    stoneware, crackle Shino, oxide ^10 gas reduction 6" x 6" x 6" 2008
  • Tea Caddy - seam

    black stoneware, crackle Shino ^10 gas reduction 7" x 7" x 8" 2009
  • New Horizon Jar

    black stoneware, crackle Shino ^11 woodfire, Ohio University Tube kiln 8" x 8" x 11" OU Woodfire Symposium summer 2010

Bourbon Bottles and Teapots - texture and pattern

  • Teapot with Saucer

    porcelain, Shino, wood ash ^10 gas reduction 2006
  • Single Serve Teapot

    porcelain, Shino, wood ash ^10 gas reduction 2006
  • Teapot

    stoneware, Shino, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction
  • Teapot / Coffee Pot

    stoneware, Shino wax overlay, wood ash ^10 gas reduction 2008
  • Teapot

    stoneware, Shino, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction
  • Teapot

    stoneware, Shino w/ wax overlay, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction 6" x 9" x 8"
  • Bourbon Bottle set

    stoneware, porcelain slip, Shino, wood ash, ^10 reduction
  • Bourbon Bottle

    porcelain, Shino , wood ash, ^10 gas reduction
  • Bourbon Bottle set

    Stoneware, Shino wax overlay, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction
  • Bourbon Bottle

    stoneware, Shino, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction 4" x 6" x 11"

Teabowls and Bourbon Cups

  • Yunomi - teabowl

    stoneware, PD Crackle Shino, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction 2013
  • Yunomi - teabowl

    porcelain, Malcolm Davis Carbon Trap Shino, ^10 reduction 2013
  • Teabowl

    black stoneware, PD crackle Shino, ^10 gas reduction 4" x 4" x 4"
  • Teabowl

    stoneware, PD crackle Shino, ^10 gas reduction
  • Teabowl

    stoneware, PD crackle Shino, ^10 gas reduction
  • Yunomi

    porcelain Shino, wood ash, ^10 gas reduction 4" x 4.5" x 4.5"
  • Yunomi pair

    stoneware, Shino w/ wax overlay, wood ash ^10 gas reduction 4" x 4" x 4" each
  • Yunomi

    stoneware, Shino wax overlay, applied wood ash 4" x 4" x 4" ^10 reduction
  • Yunomi

    porcelain, Malcolm Davis carbon trap Shino, ^10 gas reduction 3.5" x 3.5" x 4" 2012

Tableware - service and centerpiece

My goal is to create utilitarian pots for every day use, simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use. The life of a pot becomes complete only when it is used and so I strive to make work not for the shelf but for the table. I am very interested in telling a simple story or narrative about place; whether that is an objects place in time, a direct reference to location or an objectâ??s intended place within the house.
I work with commercially manufactured standard stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922 F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2345 F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln.

Tableware - Pattern

My goal is to create utilitarian pots for every day use, simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use. The life of a pot becomes complete only when it is used and so I strive to make work not for the shelf but for the table. I am very interested in telling a simple story or narrative about place; whether that is an objects place in time, a direct reference to location or an objectâ??s intended place within the house.
I work with commercially manufactured standard stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922 F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2345 F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln.

Dinner Plates - pattern

My ceramic work is defined directly by my love for natural objects. Natural forms and symbols are always finding their way into my work. My current works have evolved from my search for place and the placement of particular objects within a defined landscape environment. The interaction between an object and its environment is what I look to capture through my functional ceramic work. I am exploring the ways in which the landscape changes through the seasons; specifically how a field is defined by its location, refined by its designated purpose and constrained by it fenced borders.
I work with commercially manufactured standard stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922 F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2345 F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln.

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