Matthew Krousey is a ceramic artist from Northern Minnesota who makes functional pottery, sculpture, and murals decorated with the vanishing flora, fauna, and rural landscape of his home state. He attended the University of Minnesota on the G.I. Bill and graduated in 2008. Krousey’s functional, soda-fired stoneware pottery is often intended to comment on the battle to protect the natural environment.
“Having been to war, my levels of frustration and anger were intense and clay is what saved me; it made me feel whole again. I will never give up clay; I believe in its tactile and healing properties.”