Hand built intricate coral reef artwork by Courtney Mattison

San Francisco born artist Courtney Mattison currently living and working in Denver, Colorado, where she runs her “Inland Sea Studio.”which inspires the world to conserve our aquatic world.

Having an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in marine ecology and ceramic sculpture from Skidmore College in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree in environmental studies from Brown University with coursework at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Courtney Mattison creates surreal intricate coral reef artwork all hand-built using ceramic, The process includes building hollow forms by pinching together coils of clay and use simple tools like chopsticks to texture each piece by hand – often poking thousands of holes to mimic the repetitive growth of coral colonies.

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