Bryan Mattraw

Pottery
Taylorstown Pottery
12910 Booth Road Lovettsville, VA 20180
Catoctin Region, Stop #2

Wood-fired stoneware bowl - 10
Wood-fired stoneware bowl - 10" x 10" x 2.5" - 2016

Artist Statement

I planned to become a painter and as well as an art teacher but a course in pottery changed all that. I was immediately hooked on ceramics and began making pots while I pursued my degree. Pottery combines the abstraction of pure form, with the purity of purpose and a connection to science. I have been engaged in teaching and pot-making ever since. I make pots which are intended for the hand and home, which I hope will also be beautiful to the eye and the soul of the be-holder.

Biography

Bryan Mattraw began teaching art in Loudoun County in 1994. In 1997, he retired from teaching to further his education in ceramics. He moved to Boston to work in an area studio and then on to Vermont for an apprenticeship on wood firing techniques. He returned to Loudoun County and resumed his teaching career in 2001.

Wood-fired stoneware lidded container - 5
Wood-fired stoneware lidded container - 5" x 5" x 7.5" - 2016
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware cup - 1
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware cup - 1" x 1" x 1.5" - 2016
Wood-fired stoneware cup - 2.5
Wood-fired stoneware cup - 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" - 2016
Wood-fired stoneware pitcher 5
Wood-fired stoneware pitcher 5" x 5" x 10" - 2016
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware teapot - 7
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware teapot - 7" x 10" x 4.5" - 2016
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware bowl - 2.5
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware bowl - 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" - 2016
Wood-fired stoneware hanging ax vase - 6
Wood-fired stoneware hanging ax vase - 6" x 4" x 8" - 2016
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware cup - 2.5
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware cup - 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" - 2016
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware bowl - 10
Wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware bowl - 10" x 10" x 3.5" - 2016
Studio interior
Studio interior
Studio exterior
Studio exterior

Offering on tour: Wood-fired and salt-glazed pots (dishwasher and microwave safe). Demonstrations. Refreshments.

Catoctin Region Stop #2

Directions to Taylorstown Pottery:

From Route 15 North, left on Stumptown Road. After .7 miles, right on New Valley Church, which becomes Taylorstown Road. After 4.5 miles, left on Booth Road.