Courtney Mattison is an artist and ocean advocate working to inspire policy makers and the public to preserve and restore our oceans from a mile high. A California native with a fascination with the fragile beauty and ecological importance of marine ecosystems - particularly coral reefs - Mattison creates ceramic sculptural work at her carbon neutral "Inland Sea Studio" in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver, CO. courtneymattison.com ourchangingseas.org facebook twitter instagram
New work is up on Etsy just in time for the start of the holidays! I’ve got a few SEAsonal items (get it?) and hand-textured porcelain coral + sea sponge + kelp votive candle holders to make those winter nights cozy, plus much more.
One quarter of the proceeds from Corallia on Etsy through the end of this year will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan through Oxfam International. As always, proceeds also help keep Corallia carbon-neutral.
Here’s the final version of a little video on how I made my most recent ceramic coral reef sculptural installation - “Our Changing Seas: An Atlantic & Caribbean Coral Reef Story” at the NSU Oceanographic Center in South Florida!
Our Changing Seas at NSU is FINISHED!! It took me 26 hours in the last two days to fill in the gaps with over 300 tiny ceramic corals, sponges and other reef critters just in time for the amazing unveiling tonight! I couldn’t be more pleased, or EXHAUSTED :) #ourchangingseas #nsucoralreef #oceanart (at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center)
The installation of Our Changing Seas: An Atlantic & Caribbean coral reef story at the NSU Oceanographic Center went well last week! I had a great installation team and we got all of the hard work done. Now it’s time to make more small coral pieces to fill in the gaps! The finishing touches will be done by September 19.
More progress this afternoon! We’re going to finish installing the top sections of the piece tomorrow and I’ll keep adding little pieces to fill in gaps after that. Time for a break!
#OurChangingSeas #NSUCoralReef #OceanArt