Matt Hutton earned his BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design at the Herron School of Art and his MFA from San Diego State University and has also studied Woodworking in England and Japan. Matt was instrumental in establishing MECA&D’s nationally recognized Woodworking and Furniture Design Program at MECA&D. Matt has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Herron School of Art, and Takumi Juku in Japan. His work is inspired by the idea of nostalgia, independency/dependency, fossils, barns, grain silos, and other architectural elements that have interest in mass, volume and gravity. He constructed his own 650 square‐foot studio, called STUDIO 24b, in 2009.