elcome 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. I'm presently intrigued with design elements from the Art Deco period, and working a series I call "American Culture," which incorporates the great TV shows of my childhood into clay works. It’s my hope that my work will become a part of family memories; to be given as gifts; passed down, treasured and shared.
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Grace Markley-Reiter is a self-taught potter who has independently studied the potter’s craft for more than two decades.
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, and terra cotta clays.
See work by Grace and other notable potters at:
Whistle Stop Clay Works
See Grace's work at the following events!
April 15 - May 13, 2013
June 28, 2013, 7-9 pm
July 26, 2013, 7-9 pm
August 10, 2013
October 11-13, 2013
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Honeypot with Rosewood Honeycomb Spoon
Lucy and Ricky TV Clock
Black Cube Jewelry Box with Red Velvet Lining
Basket Weave Bowl
Chocolate Pot with Cups
To discuss commissions, exhibits, classes and personal tutoring, contact Grace at:
Mud as Life Lesson Part 1
Daniel Cormier's Flickr Page
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