Matt Wegleitner Biography
Matt Wegleitner’s creative expression started at a young age and continued to develop in various mediums throughout his life. In high school he took nearly every art class available, some of them repeatedly, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography. Upon arriving to the Western North Carolina area in early 2009, he began making functional wheel-thrown vessels and was shortly after introduced to the woodfiring process. After a few years of experimenting in functional ceramics he felt his creative expression called for something else…something more personal and expressive.
Matt developed a self-taught hand-building technique during the winter months of 2013. All his sculptures are assembled in his home studio near Lake James, North Carolina. To complete his work he participates in group wood firings in the Western NC area, and has participated in 20+ firings in his career. His current body of work consists of six different series of sculpture, which all feature their own inspirations and design aesthetics.
Notably, Matt has his work in several private collections, and is also an invitee to the Annual Potters Market Invitational in Charlotte, NC.