Crista Matteson

Crista Matteson’s love of story-telling teamed with her keen observations of the natural world fuel her artistic vision. Her narrative sculptures are constructed with kiln cast glass, cast bronze, and ceramic mediums. Ever ephemeral flora and fauna are often gathered from Matteson’s own world, and cast into unconventional places, adorning, engaging, or emerging from her featured characters.

Matteson’s professional roots continue to inform her work; beginning her career as a costume designer, she received her BFA in textiles from the California College of Art in San Francisco. Since then her disciplined pursuit of learning has never ceased. Having won a myriad of awards and scholarships in recent years, Matteson has had to the opportunity to study both glass and metalworking at the Pratt Fine Art Center, as well as participate in the Sculpture Atelier Program at Gage Academy of Art. Matteson’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States.

Crista Matteson Kindred Exhibition (6-works)

Crista  Matteson Caught in a Whirlwind
Caught in a Whirlwind
15 x 11 x 11 in
$ 4,600.00
Crista  Matteson Downpour
16 x 16 x 7 in
$ 4,600.00
Crista  Matteson Dusting of Seeds
Dusting of Seeds
glass, clay
15 x 11 x 11 in
$ 2,400.00
Crista  Matteson Pink Bunny in the Garden
Pink Bunny in the Garden
7 x 8 x 13 in
$ 3,200.00
Crista  Matteson Spring Dew on a Mushroom Tree
Spring Dew on a Mushroom Tree
glass, bronze, clay
15 x 11 x 11 in
$ 4,200.00
Crista  Matteson Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
15 x 11 x 11 in
$ 4,200.00

Crista Matteson Mixed Media (4-works)

Crista  Matteson Drizzle
bronze, ceramic, glass
21 x 9 x 6 in
Crista  Matteson Persimmons
ceramic, glass, bronze, silk
20 x 12 x 10 in
Crista  Matteson The Gurgling River Sang in My Ear
The Gurgling River Sang in My Ear
bronze, ceramic, glass, steel wire
21 x 10 x 9 in
Crista  Matteson Mushroom Buns
Mushroom Buns
bronze, ceramic, glass
20 x 20 x 18 in

Crista  Matteson

Crista Matteson

Crista Matteson Resumé


1982 - 1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

2018 & 2019

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2015 - 2016

Gage Academy of Art, Figure Sculpting Atelier, Seattle, WA

1998 - 2011

Bronze and Glass Casting, Welding, Forging, Painting, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA



Kinship, Bender Gallery, Ashville, NC

Habatat Glass 48 International Invitational Glass Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

New work from the Kinship Series:

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Museo Annual Garden Show

Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

Body and Soul, The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA

Slash and Burn, Fogue Gallery, Seattle, WA


Habatat Glass 47 International Invitational Glass Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Fort Wayne Museum Presents Award Winners from Glass 47 Invitational Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Mesa Contemporary Art Museum’s Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibit, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

Select Work from the Pilchuck Auction, Pilchuck Glass Gallery, Seattle, WA

Pilchuck Masquerade Auction, Seattle, WA

Museo Annual Garden Show, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

Slash and Burn, Green River College, Auburn, WA


Mesa Contemporary Art Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibit, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

By Hand, International Fine Craft Competition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA


What Goes Bump In The Night, Vegas Clay Center, Las Vegas, NV

For the Love of Glass, invitational group show of artists working in glass, Marietta Cobb Museum, Marietta, GA

City Arts Magazine’s Awards Exhibition, Soul Repair, Seattle, WA


Can You Smell The Rain?, Solo exhibit, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Contemporary Figure, Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Sculpture Northwest, Bellingham, WA

Then and Now, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA


Finding Humor in the Dark, Solo exhibit, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA


Reaching Beyond: 60 Years of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

It Just Grew That Way, Solo exhibit, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA



Collector’s Choice Award, Glass 47 Invitational, Habatat Gallery, MI


Juror’s Award, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum Annual Crafts Exhibit, AZ


City Arts Magazine’s Exhibition, 3rd place award, Seattle, WA


Best of Gage, 3rd place Sculpture Award, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA


Gage Academy of Art’s Atelier Merit Scholarship Award, Seattle, WA


Juror’s Grand Prize, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA


Shirley Merit Glass Scholarship Award, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA


Juror’s Choice Award, Pratt Fine Art Center Annual Auction Seattle, WA    


Poncho Artist in Residence Merit Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle


Juror’s Choice Award, Environmental Art Exhibit, TCC Gallery, Tacoma, WA


Mayor’s Purchase Award, Centennial Center Gallery at City Hall, Kent, WA

Related Professional Experience:          


Corning Museum of Glass, Assistant Instructor for a 2 week workshop teaching Kiln Cast Glass, Corning, New York


Pratt Fine Art Center, Assistant Instructor for workshop, Teaching Kiln Cast glass, Seattle, WA

1988 – 2000

Crista Ann, limited edition home accessories, Designed and produced my own line of mixed media Chandeliers, picture frames, mirrors, light switch plates, sold nationwide and in Canada

1988 – 1990

Production Manager for Silk Works, Hand silk screened and painted silk upholstery fabrics Oakland, CA


Head of Crafts Department at Berkeley Repertory Theater

Costume Accessories Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA



Ceramics Monthly Magazine, March Issue, sculpture featured in Exposure

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