Matt Tommey / Vine Baskets by Matt TommeyMatt Tommey is an Appalachian basketmaker in Asheville, North Carolina. Matt's baskets are a whimsical collaboration of traditional Appalachian forms...
Media: ClayAlthough Fine Art Painting was my first passion in the Arts, it didn't give me the freedom to truly express myself. So almost by accident I was introduced to the world of clay. Working with Clay opened up a whole new world for me, by allowing my creativity to expand to worlds in which I could explore forms and textures.
Although Fine Art Painting was my first passion in the Arts, it didn't give me the freedom to truly express myself. Almost by accident I was introduced to the world of Clay. Working with Clay has opened up a whole new world for me, by allowing me to explore marvelous forms and textures. Having been fascinated by wildlife and nature, it was only natural for me to explore these subjects within my work. I am drawn to the less familiar animals. Also having had an extensive Figurative background with Fine Art, this too I incorporate into my subject matter. Plus including a bit of humor with in the text of some sculptures now and then.