Alex Matisse’s upbringing in a family of artists and anthropologists shaped his philosophy about the wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware that he now creates. He was attracted to pottery because he can make something utilitarian while using his creativity. His love of the process becomes very clear when you visit his studio in a rural area of Madison County. Alex spends hours in the workshop making the simple pots he loves using clays from local sources and glazes that he himself has prepared. Seeing the impressive 35-foot Anagama-style kiln he built to accommodate his larger pots is worth the visit. Call Alex and Connie to schedule a visit to his studio home.