NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist
Matt Wegleitner’s creative expression started at a young age and has continued to develop in various mediums throughout his life. 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 Asheville, North Carolina. To complete his work he participates in group wood firings in the Western NC area, and has completed over 25 firings in his career. His current body of work consists of eight different series of sculpture, which all feature their own inspirations and design aesthetics.
Notably, Matt has his work in several private collections, is represented by fine art galleries, and was also an invitee to the 2015 & 2016 Annual Potters Market Invitational at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.