Under the Influence: Matt Solomon

Matt Solomon is known for his rococo -inspired floral sculptures and now has a new collection of fruits and vegetables we are thrilled to feature in our shop and online. When speaking to Matt, he emphasized how intrigued he is of Dutch still-life paintings, leading him to create this collection with this inspiration in mind. He often layers up to 12 glazes on his pieces, never fully knowing how they will “ripen” after being in the kiln, sometimes starting over several times until he has a curated  collection that satisfies him. He’s fascinated by still-lifes that focus more on capturing the essence of his creation and adds a special sensual feeling to his pieces that allow the observer’s mind to creatively wonder and get lost in the depths of color and texture. He admires the hauntingly beautiful effect of a fruit or vegetable that is in slight decay.

Take a peak into this incredible creative mind. 


Q: What is your favorite part of the creative process?
A: My favorite part of the creative process is folding flower petals.
Q: What is your favorite creation that you have brought to existence?
A: My favorite creation is a bust with a fading tulip and a cluster of bees.
Q: What aesthetic are you most drawn to?
A: My aesthetic is eclectic. A mix of Japanese prints, Dutch Vanitas painting, Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism.
Q: What is your favorite room in the home?
A: My favorite room in the house is the kitchen.

Q: What is your favorite design from Sunny’s Pop?

A: My favorite design from Sunny's Pop is anything by Charles Wilkin.  I especially like Blister.