Matthew Cummings

Matthew Cummings

Knoxville, TN, USA


Matthew Cummings is a contemporary art, glass and craft beverage fiend operating out of Knoxville, TN. Matthew has a whooping nine years of higher education in glass sculpture, receiving a BFA from Centre College, Post Bacc 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 drunkenly 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 a stubborn 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. Highbrow Beer and Accessible Art are his primary motivations.


  • glassblower
  • accept commissions
  • architectural/public
  • coldwork/engraving


Business Name:
Pretentious Beer & Glass Co.
133 S. Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37902