Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

ABOUT | TEACHING | EXHIBITS | WORKSHOPS | GALLERY | CONTACT | LINKS

Singing Hands Potteryelcome to Singing Hands Pottery. Almost everything we come into contact with today is mass-produced. The sheer joy of making a ceramic object by hand, working with the material itself, is a constant source of inspiration to me – a reminder that there is beauty in forms that are turned and considered by hand. Handmade forms are an act of rebellion from bulk, unimaginative production – and a statement about the value of handmade objects.

A bag of clay inspires me to look at techniques which challenge construction; seeing ordinary objects as unusual shapes; asking how far I can push the clay and still create viable, and hopefully beautiful, items for the table and the home.

When I work with clay, it’s as though my hands are singing, and I hope my work carries the feel of the song. Taking time to refine a design or an idea in various ways using different styles and techniques is a way to stay connected with my creativity and to share ideas with the many friends I’ve made through this journey. It’s my hope that this work will become a part of family memories; to be given as gifts; passed down, treasured and shared.

Grace Markley-Reiter
Singing Hands Pottery

Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

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ABOUT GRACE

Grace Markley-Reiter is a self-taught potter who has independently studied the potter’s craft for more than a decade.
She lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with four cats and six chickens. She stays busy and muddy.

A note from Grace:

Thanks for visiting my website.

I am fluent with all manner of handbuilding, wheel-throwing and glazing techniques, including the Japanese method of Kohiki, slip-casting and image transfer, Majolica, Terra Sigillata, and Resist.

I am familiar with low and high firing with gas and electric kilns, wood firing, soda and salt firing, saggar, pit and raku firing.

I work with stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, and terra cotta clays, and have created dozens of custom pieces for friends and acquaintances around the country.

Please contact me if you have a custom piece in mind.

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Whistle Stop Clay Works

See work by Grace and other notable potters at:

Whistle Stop Clay Works
119 Harrison Street
Loveland, Ohio 45140
 513.683.CLAY (2529)

WhistleStopClayWorks.com

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TEACHING

2011 – present

Artist in Residence and Instructor, Whistle Stop Clay Works, Loveland, OH
Beginning Wheel, Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Handbuilt Pottery
Workshop: “Woven Baskets”, Whistle Stop Clay Works, Loveland, OH

2013

Workshop: “Majolica Decoration”, Whistle Stop Clay Works, Loveland, OH

2012

Guest Lecturer, Log Cabin Herb Society, “Mud as Life Lesson”, Owensville, OH

2009

Workshop: “Slip Casting for Image Transfer”, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2006 – 2010

Instructor, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center
Beginning Wheel and Handbuilt Pottery, Norcross, GA

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EXHIBITS, SHOWS & SALES

2013

Appalachian Mountain Arts Festival, Winchester, OH
Mariemont Art Show, Mariemont, OH

Sycamore High School Holiday Fair, Loveland, OH

Art After Hours, Campbell County Public Library, Fort Thomas, KY (Juried)

Whistle Stop Clay Works Holiday Open House and Sale, Loveland, OH

Cincinnati Civic Garden Sale, Reception and Plant Sale, Cincinnati, OH

Fourth Annual "Rock on for Seniors"
Charity Auction and Fundraiser benefiting Pro Seniors,
an organization dedicated to providing pro bono
legal and support services to vulnerable seniors in the Cincinnati area.

2012

Appalachian Mountain Arts Festival, Winchester, OH

Loveland Art Show, Loveland, OH (Juried)

Log Cabin Herb Society “Herb Affair” Art Show, Owensville, OH

Grailville Retreat Center, “Women’s Work”, Loveland, OH,

Whistle Stop Clay Works Holiday Open House and Sale, Loveland, OH

2011

St. Louis Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Owensville, OH

Whistle Stop Clay Works Holiday Open House and Sale, Loveland, OH

Retail Sales, Baskets & Treasures Gift Shop, Owensville, OH

2010

Public Handbuilding Demonstrations, Framing Artistry Gallery, Lilburn, GA

MudFire Gallery Holiday Sale, Decatur, GA (Juried)

Annual Holiday Open House and Sale, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2009

Whistle Stop Clay Works Holiday Open House and Sale, Loveland, OH

MudFire Gallery Holiday Sale, Decatur, GA (Juried)

Annual Holiday Open House and Sale, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2008

Public Handbuilding Demonstration and Lecture, “A History of Pottery in Galilee”
New Macedonia Church, Riverdale, GA

Resident Artist Exhibition, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

MudFire Gallery Holiday Sale, Decatur, GA (Juried)

Annual Holiday Open House and Sale, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2007

“Put a Lid on It” (Juried), MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA

Solo Exhibition, Wheel Thrown and Hand Built Works, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

Retail Sales, Framing Artistry Gallery, Lilburn, GA

Annual Holiday Open House and Sale, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

MudFire Gallery Holiday Sale, Decatur, GA (Juried)

2006

Art Fair, Wheel Demonstrations, CheckFree, Inc., Norcross, GA

Annual Holiday Open House and Sale, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2004 – 2010

Summer Student Shows
Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

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WORKSHOPS

2013

Potter's Council "Design for the Soft Surface" with Ben Carter.

2012

Potter’s Council Handbuilding Conference, Lexington, KY

The Ceramic Voice: Narrative Works in Clay
with Linda Arbuckle, Ron Meyer and Lisa Clague

2010

Potter's Council Handbuilding Conference, Atlanta, GA
with Marko Fields, Sandi Pierantozzi and Kathy Triplett

2009

Paul Andrew Wandless, "Image Transfer Techniques"

2009

Akira Satake, "Inspired By Nature"

2008

Liz Zlot Summerfield, "Elegant and Intimate"

2007

Host, Mayco Colors Instructional Workshop, Norcross, GA

2007

Rick Berman and Ron Meyer, "Friends Reflecting on 35 Years", MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA

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MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Potter’s Council
American Craft
Clay Alliance
Loveland Arts Council

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GALLERY

Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

Dragonfly Cups

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Honeypot with Rosewood Honeycomb Spoon

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Lucy and Ricky TV Clock

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Star Tek TV with Rabbit Ears and Remote Control

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Black Cube Jewelry Box with Red Velvet Lining

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Basket Weave Bowl

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Chocolate Pot with Cups

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CONTACT

To discuss commissions, exhibits, classes and personal tutoring, contact Grace at:

Singing Hands Pottery: Contact
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LINKS

MudFire Clayworks

Atlanta's premier studio and gallery for the potter's art.

Mud as Life Lesson Part 1

An essay on a blog you might enjoy.
"You can learn a lot from slinging mud."

Daniel Cormier's Flickr Page

Features an old-fashioned ceramic shaving scuttle, custom made by Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery.

MKM Pottery Tools

Excellent design and texturing tools for the ceramic artist by Rick McKinney of Fired Earth Pottery

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