Crista Matteson

My current work derives both from my observations of nature and my love of story telling.  From the fantastical imagery of Magical Realist authors and Fairy Tales, to Young Adult Fiction that deals with ”coming of age”, to the daily news and public radio programs like the Moth Radio Hour, my work draws on these for inspiration to weave together my own narratives.  Narratives set in a world of unknown flora and fauna. 

The technical challenge of combining components of kiln cast lead crystal, low fired ceramics and cast bronze is exciting to me.  Each material has it’s own particular beauty and strength.  My hope is to create work that has a visually intriguing impact on the viewer.  An impact that stands up to the complexity of the narrative.

www.cristamatteson.com

Categories: GlassCeramics