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La Quinta Arts Festival Artist Spotlight: Matt Conlon

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Matt Conlon (Ceramics) Ogden, UT — Booth #509

New Artist

Matt Conlon lives in Ogden, Utah where he makes wheel-thrown porcelain with hand-carved patterns. 

The concepts of my work revolve around the idea of functionality and daily use.  I hope that the work I create is used frequently; that it becomes part of daily rituals. I am motivated by the idea that a simple handmade mug, bowl, or plate can create meaningful experiences. My approach to working with clay could be described as mechanical, and precise. After the work is produced, it is carved to create design on the surface. The designs and imagery which are integrated into the forms have become a hallmark for my pottery. I am inspired by historical and contemporary designs and patterns that frequently evolve through the process of making. -Matt Conlon

Art by Matt Conlon

A new exhibitor at La Quinta Arts Festival 2019, Matt Conlon will debut new teacups, fountains and pots among his ceramics collections.

Art by Matt Conlon

View his artwork in booth #509 at the 37th La Quinta Arts Festival, March 7-10, 2019. For information and tickets, click here.