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Artist: Don Reynolds

Artist: Don Reynolds
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My ceramic work is all about fun.  I never try to produce pots that will match the sofa, unless you live in pee wee’s playhouse, in which case, you better invite me over.  I am driven to explore color, pattern, and the textures they can create.  African fabrics, and Japanese Harajuku fashion fuel my imagination.  I aim to activate the surfaces of my pieces through these playful investigations, leaving “quiet and contemplative” to others.  Preferring, instead, to produce pots that shout, sing, and perhaps dance throughout their lifetime.  My influences include all of the spectacles of modern times including the circus, the rodeo, county fairs, Mardi Gras / Carnival, rock and roll, casinos, outer space, and other assorted roadside attractions which exude a gaudy specialness.


1982 BFA, University of Michigan School of Art


1985-1989  Resident Artist, Artrain Inc., Ann Arbor, MI


Twin Cups - Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Missouri Western State University, Saint
Joseph, MO (Juror Ted Neal)
Last Call II - Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN (Juror Jen Allen)

Shapes of Influence - M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, Springfield, IL (Juror Erin Furmisky)
2nd annual Dirty South Mug Show - River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA (Juror Kristen Kieffer)
Ninth Annual Cup Show: Form And Function - Amelia  Center Gallery, Panama City, FL (Juror Carole Epp)
Good Things…come in small packages - Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester, NY (Juror Doug Peltzman)
Cup: The Intimate Object XII - Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Clay Holiday - Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Holiday Sale - Plough Gallery, Tifton, GA (Juror Mark Errol)
The Almighty Cup - Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY (Juror Jeremy Randall)
Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2015 - Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH (juror David Hiltner)
Serve It Up - Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2015 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Taos Clay, Taos, NM (Juror Brandi Jessup)
Graphic Clay - Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD (Juror Jason Bige Burnett)

Seventh Annual Cup Show: Form And Function - Amelia  Center Gallery, Panama City, FL (Juror Chandra Debuse)
Shapes of Influence, M.G. Nelson Family Gallery - Springfield, IL (Juror Harris Deller)
ArtWalk 2014 - Downtown Stamford, Stamford, CT
SameSex - City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
ART/BPT/2014 - City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
Drink! - Silpe Gallery, West Hartford, CT (Juror Doug Peltzman)

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2013 - Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH (juror Lorna Meaden)
The Cup:  An Interpreted Object - The Local, Goshen, IN (juror Dick Lehman)
Sixth Annual Cup Show:  Form and Function - Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, FL (juror Ben Carter)
Cup of Comfort International Ceramics Biannual 2013 - Swope Art Museum / Halcyon Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN (juror ray chen)

2000 Sono Arts Celebration - South Norwalk, CT

Solo Show - Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont, NY
Brightest and Best - Mamaroneck artist Guild, Larchmont, NY (award of excellence in craft)
American Craft Council Show - West Springfield, MA
Village Heritage Day - New York City, NY
Emelin Theatre Arts Festival - Mamaroneck, NY

1995 The annual - Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI

1991 Lollapalooza - Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

1989 Aids: The Artists’ Response - Hoyt L. Sherman Gallery, Columbus, OH

Fine Arts Competition 1988 - Growth Works, Plymouth, MI
Michigan Ceramics ’88 - Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
10th Annual Visual Arts Prestige Show - Macomb Center Gallery, Mt. Clemons, MI (second place award)
Culinary Arts ’88 - Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA

A White and Black Christmas - Cockpit, Tucson, AZ (2 person show with paintings by Scot S. Gassen)
The Annual - Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI

Dinnerware Show - Hickory St. Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Competition ’86 - Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI


2015 - present Ceramic Instructor, Various classes - Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

Studio Assistant, 2 Week Workshop with Kathy King - Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
Studio Assistant, 1 Week Workshop with Brian R Jones - Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2013 Studio Assistant, Surface Safari with Jenny Mendes, Fall Concentration - Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2000 Clay Teacher, Orienta Beach Club Day Camp, Mamaroneck, NY

1997-1999 Clay Teacher, The Learning Center, New Rochelle, NY

1984 Prototype Mold Maker, Choclatissimo, West Bloomfield, MI

Underglaze Artist, Vee Jackson Ceramics, San Gabriel. CA
Potter’s Assistant, Ron Rogers Pottery, Van Nuys, CA


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