Matt Burton

 Matt Burton is an artist, art director, pottery instructor, writer for Bay magazine and owner of the m.t.burton gallery & 19th Street Clay Studio for over 20 years.


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

Visit gallery store to purchase available mugs from this series.

More mugs and pottery by Matt available for purchase below. Contact gallery for more information or commissions.

Matt Burton Etsy shop

Email:                           Phone: 609-494-0006 or 609-713-9897

Large Breaching Whales Vase

Stoneware, 9.5" x 11.5" x  11.5"


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Kelp Forest Vase featuring octopus, lobster and sting ray

Stoneware, 13" x 7" x  7"


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Large Sailing Ships Bowl featuring schooners and seagulls

Stoneware, 12.25" x 12.25" x 4", dishwasher and microwave safe


  • Available
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Whale and Sealife Pitcher, featuring breaching whales, pelicans and under the ocean views of whales, tuna, turtle, octopus and a shipwreck

Stoneware, 42 fluid oz, 9.5" x 12" x 6"


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Large Sunset Bowl featuring Channel Markers, No Wake Buoy and Seagull

Stoneware, 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" x 3 1/2", dishwasher and microwave safe


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Sunset Pitcher

Stoneware, 52 fluid oz, 9" x 9" x 6"


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Tide Pool Bowl

Stoneware and glass, 10.5" x 10.5" x 3"


  • Sold Out

Starfish Canister

Stoneware, 6.5" x 7" x 7"


  • Sold Out

Day On the Beach Ice Bucket with Shell handles

Stoneware, 7" x 10" x  8"


  • Sold Out


Sea Remnant Series

Heart Head Series

All piece for sale, price upon request.


m.t.burton gallery & 19th St. Clay Studio

1819 N. Long Beach Blvd. 

Surf City, NJ, 08008

p 609-494-0006

c 609-713-9897


Hours as of Summer 2021:

Open everyday 10-5. 

10-8 pm on Thursdays

Closed on all major national holidays. 

* Times subject to change please call ahead *