Matt Kelleher is an assistant professor at Alfred University. He brings ten years experience as a studio potter to this position that includes a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Matt studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute under Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu from 1993-1995. He received his MFA in 1999 from University of Nebraske-Linclon where he studied with Gail Kendall, Peter Pinnell, and Eddie Dominguez. Matt was also an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan, and most recently at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China.