Matthew Pritchard was born and raised in Southern California. After receiving his BA from California State University Northridge, and his MFA from Syracuse University, he moved to Cleveland. Where he is currently working at the Cleveland Institute of Art as the Technical Specialist for the Ceramics Department.

He has shown extensively throughout Southern California, New York, and Ohio. In 2013 he was awarded a short term residence at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Matthew has also participated in workshops across the country.