Artist Statement
The pure energy that comes through my spirit and into my hands creates a centering effect within me and
what I create. The passion I have for the art of tattooing comes though in each piece bringing design
inspiration into form. My work is simple and elegant. It gives me great pleasure to bare my soul to you.

Artist Biography
Matthew S. Kennedy is a self taught ceramic artist with an international reputation, whose professional
career has spanned more than 20 years as a ceramic artist. His art work is featured in many offline and
online galleries. In recent years, Matthew has developed strong relationships within the art community,
consultants, television and movie artists and stylists, corporate representatives and interior designers who
wish to provide their clients with extraordinary beautiful works of art. His art mediums are ceramic, and
enameling, making unique use of vibrant pigments and colors for each piece of art work. The ceramic tattoo
inspired collection is his most recent works.  Matthew hand carves each design element for every piece.
Ceramic Tattoo Art Inspiration
I was watching the TV Show called Miami Ink when it first aired and I thought to myself why can't I
apply that to my ceramic art? It was on like Donkey Kong from that point. I really have a great
respect for the art of tattooing and while my artwork is totally different from a tattoo artist I hope
that it gives the industry the respect it deserves.
Matthew S. Kennedy, Ceramic Artist
Tattooing on a Ceramic Wall Hanging
Modern Art with an Asian Influence
When the economy dropped in 2008 I found myself a professional at his prime who could not find a job in
Real Estate. I was living in Santa Barbara in 2010 managing a property and got laid off. I tried to start my
ceramic business but when the unemployment ran out I was forced sell everything I owned, buy a 1990 Ford
Van and go "Camping". I have been living in the van ever since.  It turned out (as so many life lessons do)
being the best experience of my life. I have been blessed in so many ways from my
"Camping Journey".
Some of the things I have gained:

  • It taught me the value of people instead of money.
  • It taught me that I can live on nothing, ask for help and bring myself up and out.
  • It taught me that we only have today.
  • It taught me to be a giver every day and be grateful for everything, good and bad.
  • It taught me the value of pets and the comfort they can bring to one's life in a time of need.
  • It brought about this website to help the people that are going through the same thing I went through.
  • It taught me that nothing is permanent and that change is to be embraced.

I could go on and on actually and I will always be grateful for this journey.
Working with the Homeless
My Property Management Career
After about a year of my sobriety I got into Property Management and started to manage a
224 space RV Resort. I then went on to manage some of the largest single family home
communities in Southern California. I had the privilege to manage "Sky Lofts" a 22 story
High Rise in downtown Los Angeles (Pictures below). I also managed Four Seasons of
Hemet a 1,100 unit community in Hemet California where I grew up.
This was the most special moment I have had so far. I was able to
pull up on this gal that desperately needed a pair of shoes. It was
cold and she was barefoot. She was so grateful for these shoes.
What a simple thing do... I just passed on a pair of shoes that
someone passed on to me.
Me :)
One of my greatest accomplishments is creating
California Homeless Resources. This is a website
designed to cut out the bullshit and just give people
some useful resources in every City in California.
Hit me up on the social playground...
Website Designed by Matthew S. Kennedy
Matthew S. Kennedy, Ceramic Artist
Phone:  951-305-1027
Skin Art Magazine
As seen in
Skin Art Magazine
First artist to use a Tattoo Machine on ceramics!
Tattooing clay dragon to left...
Ceramic Tattoo Art Gallery
My "Vision Board"
Click HERE to check it...
Dragon Urn California Homeless Resources
Hit me up on the social playground...
To donate to California Homeless Resources, simply e-mail Matt at
CHR is currently working on obtaining 501(c)(3) status, as a result, it is not possible to take tax
deductions for donations at this time. However, please be assured that 100% of the funds which
are donated go toward helping those who are experiencing homelessness.

Help us get the Non-Profit Status. Click the widget below and please
donate so we can start to sponsor a homeless veteran! THANK YOU!
Actual Tattoo
Tattooed Ceramic
$9.95 for the Tattoo Coloring Book and ONLY .99 Cents per page digital download
I am a Ceramist and have been playing in clay now for about 20 years. My name is Matthew S. Kennedy
and I am the first artist to use a Tattoo Machine on ceramics. I am creating original tattoo flash inspired
drawings. I have always wanted to draw my own tribal tattoo designs and this is my interpretation of that.
I think it is a unique way to present them.

FREE Shipping. You can buy the whole
Neo Tribal Coloring Book for $9.95 or buy one digital
download page for only .99 Cents a piece.

10% of all sales proceeds of this coloring book will go to my charity:
Hit me up on Facebook - The Coloring Pages Group and send me a picture of the
coloring page you have done. I love to see what others have colored :)
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Tattoo Flash inspired Coloring Book for sale now on Etsy
I drop a liquid acrylic paint and water colors into the tattoo markings. It is really cool
because the dry clay just grabs the ink and sucks it up into the design.
I saw him in the Darth Garb
online and thought I would
make this piece for him.
Join the "Economic Refugees"
Facebook Page!
Visit The website I made for the
homeless in California
If anyone should get a tattoo of one of my designs please let me know
and I will post the picture and give you a FREE Coloring Book
Tattoo Design #37
Tattoo Design #38
Hit me up on the social playground...
Only $9.95 for 15 pages of original tattoo inspired
flash designs by Matthew S. Kennedy
"Color for Balance"
I named this first coloring book "Color for Balance". I named it this because it has given me so much
balance and serenity in my life. It is amazing how one simple act of sitting down and JUST
focusing on coloring, one thing like this can change your whole day!

This Coloring Book has helped so many people so far... People e-mail me from all over the world and
say things like:  "I have a hard time finding adult coloring books near me and I found yours and
LOVE it! It has helped me though my surgery". I LOVE the fact that this book is helping people!!!
This coloring book is also helping me by creating it for you, I am making about 1-2 coloring designs
a week so check back often as I update the website about every day. You can also follow my "Color
for Balance"
Blog and other social media to see new designs as they come out.
How I Like to Color :)
CLICK HERE to see the whole process from start to finish.
My Latest Piece
"Purple Tribal Ceramic Tattoo Art"
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check out more
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Special  LIMITED time only! $9.95 for 15
original tattoo inspired flash drawings.
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