Courtney Mattison

Sculptor and activist Courtney Mattison’s site-specific installations and large-scale ceramic works highlight the beauty of marine life and nature amidst climate change and increased human activity. Mattison makes a concerted effort to “reduce waste and water consumption, purchase bulk and local materials, and only fire full kilns.” By exploring environmental impacts on the land and sea, Mattison urges policymakers and corporations to eliminate human-made threats to nature: “as climate change warms the seas and terrestrial ecosystems of our planet, some species adapt while many others face extinction. Corals and anemones stricken by high water temperatures bleach white. Pine forests wither from drought and onslaughts of bark beetles.”