Andy Brayman
Kansas City, Missouri

Andy Brayman holds a BA in sociology and a BFA from the University of Kansas (1996) and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (1998).  His work is a combination of traditional craft, industrial processes, and contemporary art strategies.  At their best, his pots demonstrate an object’s potential to be both beautiful and cerebral.  In 2005, Andy founded The Matter Factory in Kansas City.  It is part artist studio, part laboratory, and part factory.  In addition to producing objects of his design, the company contains a collaborative element.  Guest designers and artists are invited to develop objects for production that might otherwise have trouble finding an eager manufacturer.