October 2019 3D Featured Artist Matt Kearney
Matt Kearney was born and raised in Sarasota, FL. He studied one-on-one under Korean Master Potter, Ki Woon Huh, at his private studio for many years. Ki WoonHuh is an unparalleled ceramic artist who opened Matt's eyes to the world of possibilities and creativity that could be applied to three-dimensional art and ceramics in particular.Matt Kearney's work has been awarded by a past sitting Florida governor and displayed in the Florida capitol building. His work has also been recognized with awards by the National League of American Pen Women, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Sarasota’s Education Foundation, and at various juried art exhibitions. He graduated from Stetson University with a major in marketing and a minor in fine art.When not in the studio, Matt enjoys racing standup paddleboards and outrigger canoes on the local waters and around the country. Much of his inspiration comes from time spent on the water and in nature.Technique:Matt's work is often known for the painstaking detail and perfectionism that goes into every piece. He first creates his pieces using either a pottery wheel or hand-building techniques. Then, his works often feature lots of little cutouts made with a tiny knife or thousands of raised dots of color or texture placed one at a time.