Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

ABOUT | EXHIBITS | WORKSHOPS | SAMPLES | 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. 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.

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 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.


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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EXHIBITS, SHOWS & SALES

2012
Appalachian Mountain Arts Festival, Winchester, OH

2012
Loveland Art Show (Juried), Loveland, OH

2012
Log Cabin Herb Society “Herb Affair” Art Show, Owensville, OH

2012
Grailville Retreat Center, “Women’s Work”, Loveland, OH

2011
St. Louis Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Owensville, OH

2007 – present
Retail Sales, Framing Artistry Gallery, Lilburn, GA

2011 – present
Retail Sales, Baskets & Treasures Gift Shop, Owensville, OH

2010
Public Handbuilding Demonstrations, Framing Artistry Gallery, Lilburn, GA

2004 – 2010
Summer Student Shows; Annual Holiday Show and Sales, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2008
Public Handbuilding Demonstration and Lecture, “A History of Pottery in Galilee”
New Macedonia Church, Riverdale, GA

2008
Resident Artist Exhibition, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2007
Solo Exhibition, Wheel Thrown and Hand Built Works, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center, Norcross, GA

2007
“Put a Lid on It” (Juried), MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA

2006 – 2009
Annual Holiday Show (Juried), MudFire Gallery Decatur, GA

2006
Art Fair, Wheel Demonstrations, CheckFree, Inc., Norcross, GA


TEACHING

2012
Guest Lecturer, Log Cabin Herb Society, “Mud as Life Lesson”, Owensville, OH

2011 – present
Artist in Residence and Instructor, Whistle Stop Clay Works, Loveland, OH
Beginning Wheel, Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Handbuilt Pottery

2006 – 2010
Instructor, Pinckneyville Community Arts Center
Beginning Wheel and Handbuilt Pottery, Norcross, GA


WORKSHOPS

2013
Potter's Council "Design for the Soft Surface" with Ben Carter. Details soon.

See Grace's work at the following events!

April 15 - May 13, 2013
Cincinnati Civic Garden Sale
Huge Reception and Plant Sale - May 4
CivicGardenCenter.org
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH
513-221-0981

June 28, 2013, 7-9 pm
Whistle Stop Clay Works Cocktails and Clay
A fun evening of learning to make a handbuilt olive/relish tray, fueled by fun and snacks!
Registration required
WhistlestopClayworks.com
119 Harrison Street
Loveland, OH
513-683-2529

July 26, 2013, 7-9 pm
"Art After Hours"
An exhibition and reception for art and ceramic work at the Fort Thomas, Kentucky branch of the Campbell County Library.
1000 Highland Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY.
859-572-5033

August 10, 2013
Fourth Annual "Rock on for Seniors"
Charity Auction and Fundraiser benefiting Pro Seniors,
an organization dedicated to providing legal and support services to vulnerable seniors in the Cincinnati area.
ProSeniors.org
Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
151 Goodman Dr.,  Cincinnati, OH
 (513) 345-4160

October 11-13, 2013
Appalachian Mountain Artisans Festival
AppalachianMountainArtisansFest.com
9764 Tri-County Road
Winchester, OH
937-695-5545

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"


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Potter’s Council
American Craft
Clay Alliance
Loveland Arts Council

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SAMPLES

Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

Dragonfly Cups

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Grace Markley-Reiter / Singing Hands Pottery

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

VOICE:
770.238.9330

WEB:
Art101.com/SingingHands

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LINKS

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

Mud as Life Lesson Part 1
A blog you might enjoy.

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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