Louis Reilly

 

Education
MFA   2013    Ceramics   Utah State University
BFA    2009    Ceramics / Sculpture   University of Missouri-Columbia     


Teaching
2015-   Benedictine College, Adjunct Professor, Ceramics, Atchison, KS
2015-   Ceramics Instructor, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2013    Lecturer in Art, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
2013    Graduate Instructor, Introduction to Ceramics, Utah State University
2012    Graduate Instructor, Intermediate Ceramics – Handbuilding, Utah State University
            Graduate Instructor, Introduction to Ceramics, Utah State University
            Ceramics Instructor, Lifespan Community Class, Logan, UT
            Ceramics Instructor, Global Academy, English Immersion Program, Logan, UT
2011    Graduate Instructor, Introduction to Ceramics, Utah State University
            Graduate Instructor, Three-Dimensional Design, Utah State University
2010    Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ceramics, Utah State University
            Teaching Assistant, Three-Dimensional Design, Utah State University
            Ceramics Instructor, Lifespan Community Class, Logan, UT
2009    Ceramics Instructor, Access Arts, Columbia, MO


Professional Experience
2015-   Studio Coordinator, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2014    Artist in Residence, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2013    Ceramics Studio Technician, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA


Solo Exhibitions
2015    Artist in Residence Exit Show, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2014    Made in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County Arts Council Gallery, Huntingdon, PA
2013    Of Form and Fire, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, UT


Juried Exhibitions
2017    Teapot, A National Juried Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY, Juried by John Neely, Professor, Utah State                              University, 
2016    Domestic Design, Architecture Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Juried by Heather Mae Erikson, Professor, Western                Carolina University
            UNF International Ceramics Exhibition, University of N. Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Juried by McKenzie Smith, Potter
            KC Clay Guild Teabowl National, Kansas City, MO, Juried by Jack Troy, Professor Emeritus, Juniata College
2015    KC Clay Guild Teabowl National, Kansas City, MO, Juried by Lisa Orr, Potter
2014    The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, Columbia, MO, Juried by Pete Pinnell, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
            National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
            Drink This! Cup Show, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, Juried by Sam Chung, Professor, Arizona State University
            Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, Juried by Tony Marsh, Artist
2013    Strictly Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, PA, Juried by Jim Connell, Professor, Winthrop University
            Functional / Dysfunctional, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Juried by Steven Young Lee and Kathy King, Artists
            Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, Juried by Andrea Gill, Alfred University
            NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Houston, TX, Juried by Kevin Snipes, Potter
2012    100 Teapots VI, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juried by Jeff Oestreich, Potter
            The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, Columbia, MO, Juried by Dan Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University-                    Edwardsville
            Strictly Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, PA, Juried by Jack Troy, Professor Emeritus, Juniata College           
            Tea: Ceramics Exhibition, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, Juried by John Neely, Professor, Utah State University
            San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX,   Juried by Garth Clark and Mark                          DelVecchio
2011    Cups of Fire, Honorable Mention, Clay Gallery,  Ann Arbor, MI
           The Artful Teapot, Award for Excellence, Lighthouse Art Center and Museum, Tequesta, FL, Juried by Fong Choo, Potter        
            Strictly Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, PA (catalogue), Juried by Mary Barringer, Editor of Studio Potter Magazine
            Cafecito, A Juried Exhibition of Espresso Cups, Tampa, FL, Juried by McKenzie Smith, Potter
            Bi-Annual Juried National, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT (catalogue), Juried by Brad Schweiger, Professor, Ohio                          University
2009   SUPB Art Competition, Columbia, MO
2007    Figuratively Speaking Juried Exhibition, Columbia, MO


International Exhibitions
2013    International Chawan Expo, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (catalogue)

Invitational Exhibitions
2017    Midwest Pottery Fest, KC Urban Potters, Kansas City, MO
2016    Around the Corner, Beggar’s Table Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Curated by Louis Reilly
            Vision & Persistance: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT,                Curated by Todd Hayes and John Neely
            Makers as Mentors: KC Clay Guild Members, Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, MO
 2014    Glazed by Fire: Atmospheric Invitational, Taos Clay, Taos, NM, Curated by Scott McClellan
 2013    Jack Troy’s Pottery Sale, Troy Pottery, Huntingdon, PA
             Wood Fire Invitational, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Curated by Perry Haas

Presentations
2017    Demonstration, Midwest Pottery Fest, KC Urban Potters, Kansas City, MO
2016    Lecture, Soda Firing, Clay, Glaze and Fire, University of Missouri-Columbia
2015    Demonstration, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2013     Demonstration and Lecture, Corning Community College, Corning, NY

Bibliography
2013    Lawton, Jim.  500 Teapots Volume II.  Lark Crafts, 2013.

Awards
2012    Graduate Instructor of the Year, Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University
             Noni E. Harrison Scholarship
             Strictly Functional Pottery National Purchase Award
 
Collections
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

Technical Abilities
Kiln construction
Experience with the maintenance and operation of manual and computerized electric kilns, gas-fired kilns, wood fired kilns, soda firing, and salt firing.
Certified for MIG welding of mild steel up to 1 inch thick.  Experience with oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, stick welding, MIG welding of silicon bronze, TIG welding (mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum) and plasma cutting.
Experience with wood shop tools and carpentry techniques.