Matt Burton

 Matt Burton is the owner of the m.t.burton gallery and resident potter. He also interviews artists and musicians for Bay magazine.

Burton earned his BA from Roanoke College and MA and MFA from Stephen F. Austin State University.  

Some of Burton’s additional curatorial credits associated with NCECA include: “Mish-Mash”, (Charlotte) “Emergence Theory”, (Charlotte) “Another Mish-Mash”, (Kansas City) “Continuance” (San Diego) “Play Outside: Clay Beyond Interior Space” (Indianapolis), Mish-Mash Redux” (Indianapolis), “The Big Show” (Indianapolis) “Mish-Mash Again” (Baltimore), “Potters of the Mid-Atlantic” (Baltimore) “Veneration” (Phoenix) “Mish-Mash Strikes Back”, (Philadelphia), “Pictures On Pots”, (Philadelphia) “Organitect” (Philadelphia)

Open Water Series

 

Matt' "Open Water" series celebrates life on the Jersey Shore. His landscape narrative series captures different view points of coastal living in the Long Beach Island region. His many different pottery forms depict scenes from a day at the beach, a view of the Barnegat Light Inlet, sunsets over Manahawkin Bay, a glimpse of the wetlands flora and fauna, breaching whales or a glimpse of sea life under the Atlantic ocean.

Matt throws and hand-builds his forms using a white stoneware clay body. When the clay is wet the surfaces are manipulated to create waves, ripples or flowing sand dunes. After bisque fire, skies, clouds and sunsets are brushed on using under glazes. Glazes are brushed, poured, dipped or sprayed then fired to cone 10 (2300º) a reduction atmosphere. Once the pieces are unloaded from the kiln, image transfers are applied to the piece and then fired for a third time in an electric kiln. Many of the images used for the transfers are from pictures that Matt took.

 

Email: mtburtongallery@gmail.com                           Phone: 609-494-0006 or 609-713-9897

Matt Burton, Lighthouse ice bucket featuring fishing boat

5.75" x 9" x 7.75"

$225.00

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Matt Burton, Lighthouse mug with Coast Guard Ship

Holds 14 fluid oz.

$50.00

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Matt Burton, Lifeguard mug with Seagull

Holds 12 fluid oz.

$50.00

  • Sold Out

Matt Burton, Surfer mug with Jumping Dolphin

Holds 12 fluid oz.

$50.00

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Sunset Cruise, Jar

Stoneware, 10.5" x 8" x  8"

$225.00

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Matt Burton, Humpback Whale

Ceramic wall piece, 24" x 12"

$395.00

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Matt Burton, Lifeguard mug with Seagull

Holds 12 fluid oz.

$50.00

  • Sold Out

Matt Burton, Dune Fence mug with Seagull and Lighthouse

Holds 12 fluid oz.

$50.00

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Matt Burton, Dune Fence mug with Seagull and Lighthouse

Holds 12 fluid oz.

$50.00

  • Sold Out

Day at the Beach, Canister

Stoneware, 7.5" x 6" x  6"

$165.00

  • Sold Out

Sculpture

Sea Remnant Series

Heart Head Series

All piece for sale, price upon request.

Pottery