Creating a community in WesTen was the goal for Matt Murray of Mad Potter Studio. Murray grew up near NW 15th and worked near NW 10th & May and felt a connection to the area. When his previous building lease was up in south Oklahoma City it was in the stars for him to find his way back home. “This space was everything I was looking for and I felt an instant kinship. I knew this is where I was meant to be.”
Offering both pottery classes and a retail area, Murray is dedicated to building confidence in art, regardless of experience level. “Art it is for everyone,” he adds. “It isn’t necessarily always about ‘doing the art’, it is about exploring new things and having that safe place to know you’re welcome.” And as the pandemic took away daily social connections, Murray knew he wanted to help reestablish the human experience everyone missed so much. “We need each other, and we need those connections, and this is the place to do it.”
Mad Potter Studio has a free open house on March 19th, April 23, May 21, and June 18th AND provides classes. Details on Mad Potter Studio facebook page.
–Excerpt from Laura Nance’s Velocity article 2021