Matt Wedel was born in Palisade, Colorado, and currently lives and works in Athens, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then obtained a Master’s degree in Ceramics from California State University.
In Wedel’s words: “I grew up in Western Colorado and became interested in art through an exposure to folk and outsider artists around my community. I also grew up working with my father who is a functional potter of now 40 years. This exposure to outsider art and the history of functional ceramics became the umbrella under which I understood art at a young age.”