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Art Faculty - Berry Matthews

Associate Professor

Berry Matthews has taught Ceramics in the Art Department at SUNY Plattsburgh since 1994. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the Ohio State University. She has taught at several colleges, including Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, and the Tyler School of Art (Temple University). She has moved around a lot, living in Southern California and on Martha's Vineyard for several years, earning a living half the year in Massachusetts and studying Ceramics the other half in Southern California.

The experience of driving back and forth across the country gave her a wealth of visual information, a source for her ceramic installations, which utilize fencing and thousands of small clay pieces. She also makes elegantly whimsical teapots from thin slabs of porcelain. Her work is included in four ceramic books and has been shown more widely than she has traveled. Her teapots have flown to Japan and New Zealand to be included in international shows.


  • M.F.A. in Ceramics, Ohio State University
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.A. in English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Teaching Area

  • Ceramics

Area of Specialization

  • Ceramics


Contact Berry Matthews

Office: Myers Fine Arts 205/0214
Phone: (518) 564-2462
E-mail: [email protected]