Matthew Cummings is a contemporary art, glass and craft beverage fiend operating out of Knoxville, TN. Matthew has a nine years of higher education in glass sculpture, receiving a BFA from Centre College, Post-Baccalaureate from Appalachian Center for Craft, and a MFA from Illinois State University. While not brewing test batches for his upcoming brewery, he is found at his glassblowing/sculpture studio.
He leads a dual life, one foot firmly planted in the Contemporary Glass Art scene, and one foot shuffling through the Craft Alcohol/Glassware Design world; while allowing each sphere of interests to inform the other. His functional glassware designs are sculptural in nature, and take into account the physical aspects of consumption; while his artwork slowly unravel layers of detail that encourage everyday interaction. Both realms are heavily influenced by his insistence on research and empirical knowledge. The science of Aesthetics and the science of Taste being two sides to the same coin of human experience and are often interchangeable.