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Emily Reason

Emily Reason

Emily Reason’s pottery is focused on principals of craftsmanship and beauty. Each piece is made with porcelain clay thrown on the potter’s wheel, altered and trimmed, then carved, decorated and glazed on the surface. She uses glazes that are intended to compliment areas of texture. The work is fired to 2,345°F in a reduction atmosphere lending rich and varied color as well as rendering the wares strong and durable. Her inspiration is drawn from the foods she enjoys cooking and serving, Chinese porcelain of the Sung Dynasty and the people and nature that surround her.

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Emily Reason Pair of Candle Holders at MudFire Gallery
Price: $100.00
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Emily Reason Dotted Teapot at MudFire Gallery
Price: $150.00
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Emily Reason Carved Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $45.00
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Emily Reason Carved Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $45.00
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Emily Reason Flower Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Flower Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Tiny Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $14.00
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Emily Reason Bud Vase at MudFire Gallery
Price: $44.00
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Emily Reason Vase at MudFire Gallery
Price: $150.00
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Emily Reason Large Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $310.00
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Emily Reason Pair of Candle Holders at MudFire Gallery
Price: $100.00
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Emily Reason Large Collander with Saucer at MudFire Gallery
Price: $150.00
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Emily Reason Scalloped Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $70.00
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Emily Reason Salt and Pepper Set at MudFire Gallery
Price: $72.00
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Emily Reason Carved Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Carved Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Simple Dotted Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Simple Dotted Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Simple Dotted Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Carved Juice Cup at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Carved Juice Cup at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $12.00
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Emily Reason Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $12.00
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Emily Reason Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $12.00
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Emily Reason Tiny Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $12.00
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Emily Reason Tiny Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $12.00
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Emily Reason Carved Tumbler on Feet at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Bowl with Drips at MudFire Gallery
Price: $30.00
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Emily Reason Female Form Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Female Form Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Mug with Breasts at MudFire Gallery
Price: $42.00
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Emily Reason Mug with Lines at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Small Scalloped Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $44.00
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Emily Reason Small Scalloped Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $44.00
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Emily Reason Carved Juice Cup at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Carved Juice Cup at MudFire Gallery
Price: $32.00
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Emily Reason Carved Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $44.00
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Emily Reason Carved Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $44.00
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Emily Reason Dotted Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $38.00
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Emily Reason Tiny Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $14.00
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Emily Reason Salt and Pepper Set at MudFire Gallery
Price: $76.00
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Emily Reason Small Carved Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $200.00
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Emily Reason Artist Bio

Emily Reason received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University with a concentration in Ceramics and an Art History minor. Penland School of Crafts drew her to Western North Carolina. She's completed Artist Residencies at Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC and EnergyXchange in Burnsville, NC.

Emily currently works as a full time potter in her Marshall, NC studio. She makes wheel thrown functional work, using porcelain, carving techniques and a gas reduction firing process. She exhibits her work nationally and teaches pottery workshops around the country. Emily is the author of Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing, Lark Books, 2010.

 

Emily Reason Artist Statement

As a potter, I focus my work on principals of craftsmanship and beauty.

I am interested in the function of forms and the decorative surface that they lend themselves to. I approach new ideas as a series of work and an exploration of proportion, color, texture and intended use. My inspiration is drawn from the foods I enjoy cooking and serving, Chinese porcelain of the Song Dynasty and the people and nature that surround me.

Each piece is made with porcelain clay thrown on the potter's wheel, altered and trimmed, then carved, decorated and glazed on the surface. I use glazes that are intended to compliment areas of texture. The work is fired to 2,345 F in a reduction atmosphere lending rich and varied color as well as rendering the wares strong and durable.



Emily Reason Artist Resume

Education:
2002, Ceramics, Figure Sculpture, Chautauqua Institution School of Art,
Chautauqua, NY
2002, Bachelor of Fine Art, Cum Laude, Ceramics Concentration, Art History
Minor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2001, Summer in China Program, Shanghai, Jingdezhen, Xining and Beijing, China through West Virginia University
Teaching:
2004-Present-Ceramics Instructor, various topics - all levels, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2011, Workshop Presenter- Wonderful Wheel Throwing, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
2011, Workshop Presenter, Kentucky Mudworks, Lexington, KY
2011, Clay Studio Instructor- Pottery Inside & Out, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2011, Demonstration Workshop Presenter - Attention to Detail, Claymakers, Durham, NC
2009, Workshop Presenter, Natchez Clay Studio, Natchez, MS
2008, Instructor- Top it Off, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, Va
2007, Instructor- Wheel Throwing 101 & Pots that Pour, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, Va
2003, Clay Instructor, Rockbrook Camp for Girls, Brevard, NC
2002-2003, Ceramics Instructor, Zenclay, Morgantown, WV
Experience & Employment:
2011, Visiting Artist, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute/ West Virginia University
2010, Present- Financial Officer, Flow, Marshall, NC- responsible for money management and bookkeeping for cooperative retail store.
2005-Present, Emily Reason Ceramics, Sole Proprietor
2009 & 2010, Show Director, Marshall Handmade Market- Organized artists, promotion, layout and operations of a local, independent craft show.
2008, Kiln Builder, Marshall High Studios, Marshall, NC- built 50 cu. Ft. IFB gas kiln
2007, Assistant to Kiln Builder, Private studio- built 25 cu. Ft. IFB gas kiln
2005-2008, Resident Artist, Energy Xchange, Burnsville, NC
2003-2005, Resident Artist, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC- work exchange for studio space
2004-2005, Assistant to the Managing Director, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC- Class registration, studio operation and maintenance.
2002, Production Potter, West Virginia University Pottery Production Studio, Morgantown, WV- Jigger-jolly operation, trimming, attachments, glazing kiln loading & firing for pottery production line.
Scholarships & Honors:
2007, Honorable Mention, Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
2007, 2nd Place, Artisphere, Greenville, SC, Cash Award
2006, Regional Artist Project Grant, North Carolina Arts Council- funding to build portable display
2006, 2nd Place, Bakersville Creek Walk Art Festival, Bakersville, NC, Cash Award
2004, Studio Assistant Scholarship, Full, Fall Clay Concentration, Penland School of
Crafts, Penland, NC- Assist instructor, maintain studio organization, load and fire kilns.
2004, Emerging Artist Scholarship, Fees Waived, Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2003, Work-Study Scholarship, Partial, Spring Clay Concentration, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2002, Logan Scholarship, Full, Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Chautauqua, NY
2001-2002, Mesaros Scholarship, Partial, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1998-2002, Dean's List, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Selected Exhibitions:
2011
Tea Time, Invited, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts Invitational, in conjunction w/ NCECA, Highwater Clays, St. Petersburg, FL
2010
Porcelain, Invited, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Teapots, Teapots, Teapots, Invited, Strohl Arts Center, Chautauqua, NY
Emily Reason Ceramics, Solo Show, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Buncombe County Historical & Contemporary Pottery, Invited, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
Threads, Invited, Echo Gallery, Asheville, NC
Containment, Invited, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
37th Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Invited, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
New Spin, Invited, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2009
Winterfest, Invited, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Emily Reason, Solo Exhibition, Firewalker Gallery, Marshall, NC
Recent Work: Emily Reason & Lindsay Rogers, Joint Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
DinnerWorks, Invited, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
2008
Our Cups Runneth Over, Invited, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Useful Energy, Joint Exhibition, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Porcelain by Emily Reason, Solo Exhibition, NC Crafts Gallery, NC
WVU Alumni Exhibition, Invited, Zenclay, Morgantown, WV
WASTE: Artists speak Out on Our Disposable Culture, Invited, Sharon Arts Center, Petersborough, NH
Chautauqua Ceramics Invitational Retrospective Exhibit, Ellis School Armory, Pittsburgh, PA
Blue Ridge Residencies, invited, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC
2007
Asheville in Atlanta, Invited, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
4th Annual Ceramics Invitational, invited, Artisan Gallery, Paoli WI
Energy Xchange Craft Residents, Group Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Intimate & Individual, Invited, Jenison-Meacham Art Center, Belmond, IA
North Meets South, Invited, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Third Annual Instructor's Exhibit, invited, Hayloft Gallery, Floyd, Va
Coming Up Down South, Juried, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2006
Winterfest, Invited, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
3rd Annual Ceramics Invitational, Invited, Artisan Gallery, Belleville, WI
Faculty Exhibit, Invited, Hayloft Gallery at Jacksonville Art Center, Floyd, Va
Past Residents of Odyssey, Group Show, Artemesia Gallery, Asheville, NC
Teapots a Go-Go, Invited, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Potters of the Energy Xchange, Invited, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
2005
NCECA Clay National, Juried, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2004
The Butter Dish Show, Invited, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
Odyssey Resident Artists, Group Show, Front Gallery, Asheville, NC
International Cup, Juried, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2003
Salt & Pepper, Invited, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
Odyssey Resident Artists Exhibition, Group Show, Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC
2002
Recent Works from Chautauqua, Solo Show, Zenclay, Morgantown, WV
Joint Exhibition of Ceramic Works, Solo Show, Zenclay, Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University BFA Show, Group Show, Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV
Publications:
"Considerations for Carving," by Emily Reason, Ceramics Monthly, December 2010, p. 46
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing, by Emily Reason. Lark Books. 2010
"Art Boot Camp," Asheville Citizen Times, April 27, 2008
"Artist Profile: Emily Reason," Asheville Citizen Times, Feb. 3, 2008
"Going Green," by John Ellenbogen, Ceramics Monthly, Dec. 2007, p. 33
"2007 Philadelphia of Art Craft Show," Ornament Magazine, Nov. 2007, p.25-26
"A Reasoned Approach," by Katie Schultz, Ceramics Monthly, Nov. 2007, p.48-51
500 Pitchers, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY 2005, p. 122
"Color as Meaning: NCECA Clay National 2005," Ceramics Monthly, September 2005, p.15.
500 Cups, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY 2005, p. 346
Memberships:
Clay Club
Madison County Arts Council
Marshall Downtown Development Association
Southern Highland Craft Guild