Craftsmanship Across the Board
Matthew Hill was born and raised in Oklahoma and despite unbearable heat, persistent drought, baseball-sized hail, high winds and occasional tornados, he continues to live and work there. Matthew began turning in the early 1980’s while working as a cabinet maker. He gradually began to do more and more turning and less and less flat stock so that by the year 2000, he was turning and teaching turning full time. As a studio turner, Matthew produced work for galleries as well as national shows. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu as well as in most major private collections in the United States. Matthew has been a featured presenter at the AAW National Symposium as well as at many regional symposiums, and has taught at MASW for more than a decade.