Matt Hutton, Associate Professor of Woodworking and Furniture Design, was a finalist for the American Craft Council's (AAC) new Emerging Voices Award, which recognizes and supports the next generation of makers and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft, decorate arts, and design. The biennial awards recognize one winner among five shortlisted emerging artists and one emerging scholar, critic, or contributor to the field for their body of published or unpublished work across all media. In addition to cash prizes, all artists and scholars are featured in American Craft.
Matt earned his BFA at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana and an MFA from San Diego State University. He started working at MECA in 2002 in MECA's Woodworking & Furniture Design Program, which is designed to teach students to move beyond basic woodworking skills and take their concepts from sketches to technical drawings to finished pieces. The program takes advantage of using both classic and modern tools such as the CNC router, a machine that Matt Hutton often uses in his precisely crafted work.
See more of Matt Hutton's work here.