FEATURE FRIDAY: Matthew Narron
About Yourself: I was born and raised in Kenly, NC. I have always been interested in arts and love what I am doing. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2011 and have recently started a small ceramics studio that I hope to grow and expand upon within the coming years.
Your website: www.matthewnarron.com
Your shop: www.mgnstudioarts.etsy.com
What first got you interested in the arts?
~ My mother was always really artistic and My elementary Art teacher, Mrs. Ann Weaver. They were both the biggest influences in my life when it comes to art.
What is your main medium and why?
~As of right now I mainly work in ceramics. The main reason would have to be that it is the most relaxing, I could stay at the potters wheel all day and never get bored.
What is the most challenging thing you have made?
~ I think every piece is a little challenging. Maybe the thing I seem to be working on the most is making things like mugs and bowls exactly the same within a set. Also working with throwing large pieces is a challenge right now but hope to improve on.
What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?
~ My goals as an artist are continually the same, to improve upon everyday of work and enjoy it. My goals from a business viewpoint are to grow and get my pieces sold in local stores around NC and as well as several stores online. I don't want to mass produce though, I think with mass production you lose the sincerity you put into a certain object. I want to love what I am doing, I don't want to feel like a machine on an assembly line.
Anything else you want to include:
~ I am always accepting custom work from patrons just send me an email or etsy.com convo. Also enter the coupon code MGN10OFF at checkout at my etsy store for 10% off your purchase. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!