Matt McLean

An early involvement with performance and dance in his art school days in Auckland gave Matt an enduring appreciation of movement. A sense of latent motion and balance has characterized much of his often large, multi-piece ceramic sculptures.
Collaborating with his print-maker wife Kate on projects over 45 years has encouraged an interest in integrating photographic and other printed images with clay
An urban woodfirer for most of his career, he has always enjoyed the sheer physicality and balancing act of stacking, especially large kilns
Matt exhibits and teaches mostly in the Auckland area. He has received several awards and produced diverse public artworks.