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Claudia Reese

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1971 Bachelor of Arts, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

1974MFA Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1981 Founded Cera-Mix Studio

 

Claudia Reese's  process begins with an earthenware clay slab on which she paints 6 to 7 layers of colored slips applied wet on wet to the surface and then carves through the layers to reveal the multiple colored layers. 

Reese then uses a variety of means to form the pieces that are then bisque fired, and hand glazed with a clear glaze on the body of the object. An opaque black glaze is applied to the bottom or underfoot before the final glaze firing. The imagery she uses is applied with sponges, stamps and stencils. The patterns are influenced by Latin American, Chinese, African and Indian patterns and designs.

Reese began producing fine table ware, tiles and architectural elements in her Cera-Mix studio in1981. At the outset she was filling orders from major department stores across the country. Eventually she began to only do direct sales to customers on her web site and at craft fairs.

In addition to her tablewares, Reese creates sculptures in a range of sizes from table top to full size. This work focuses on stylized animals and the human form.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Laura Bush Community Library, Austin, Texas

rosenfieldcollection.com

 

Website(s):

www.cera-mix.com

Artist's Studio: Cera-Mix Studio

 

Typical Marks
2005
2014
Bowl
Date: 2005
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bowl
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/reese