Matt’s education at Lehigh University and early work experience were in the field of engineering. He began working with glass at Glasslight, Inc. with Joel Bless. Glasslight produces high-end hand-blown glass lighting. At Glasslight Matt was a senior gaffer and product designer. He also taught beginning to advanced glassblowing.
Matt started designing his own work in the late 1980’s, selling locally. In the mid 1990’s he began exhibiting as an independent artist. Matt has always tried to create work using simple and clean lines.
Matt’s Optic Flower bowls and Bottle series are examples of this approach. The bowls used transparent colors and the optic mold to create forms that give the appearance of expansive blooms. His Bottle series redefines the bottle to hold only light, line and color.
Matt left Glasslight late in 2003 to move to Vermont. He finished building his own studio in November 2004 and has been producing his blown glass creations there since then.
Immaculata University Art Show 1992-2005
Birdsboro, PA Art Show 1999-2003
Family Center Art Show 2000-2003
Three Rivers Art Festival 2003
Wheaton Village Festival of Fine Craft 2001-2005
Craft Concepts, Noyes Museum 2002-2004
Morristown Kiwanis Craft Show Jury Member 2002
Juried Shows include: Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Paradise City Arts Festivals, BMAC, ACC
Matt’s work was featured in the Spring 2003, Niche Magazine in an article about Circa 2000 Gallery
Artist’s Statement: I try to create elegant objects with simplicity being the centerpiece of my design philosophy