Brad Matthews

Amesbury, MA
Medium: clay | glass | metal | mixed_media | other
My work invites a continuing dialogue — with myself, the materials, and the audience. Sculpting figuratively in clay since 2004 — portraying our experiences of life, and our contributions to it. I sculpt portraits as well as imaginary characters, both in-the-round and in bas relief. While all my pieces begin in clay, they may be completed in cast glass, bronze, resin, or as fired ceramic. I want to engage feelings and thoughts — elicit memories and reflections — invite imagination of conversations and narratives — encourage the finding, understanding, and giving of meaning through interaction with my sculptures.