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Matt Hyleck

Biography to Display: 


BFA Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio


2000Artist in Residence, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

2000Artist in Residence, Tainan University for the Arts, 66 Kuantien, Tachi, Taiwan


2000—Education Director, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland


Matthew Hyleck is known for wheel-thrown reduction fired stoneware or porcelain utilitarian pottery. Signature forms are plates, platters, drinking vessels, and bottles. Surface techniques include colored slips (liquid clay) as the preliminary design element and shino glazes that develop in reduction firing. Vertical, horizontal and diagonal line work on exterior surfaces is achieved by painting wax lines directly over the glazes prior to firing. Harder edged line work typically retains an orange hue in the finished state. 

Hyleck bisque fires to cone 04 (1922°F) in an electric kiln.  Glaze firing is completed to cone 10 (2350F) in a propane-fueled downdraft reduction kiln.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, New Jersey

Skutt Kilns, Portland, Oregon


Bibliography to Display: 

Hall, Sherman. “Emerging Artist: Matthew Hyleck.” Ceramics Monthly (May 2008).

Hyleck, Matthew. “Functional Intent.” Ceramics Monthly (December 2011).

Tourtilliot, Suzanne, J.E. 500 Plates and ChargersInnovative Expressions of Function and Style. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008.




Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 1, 2019.