functional handmade ceramics
Meet the Artist:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m Kacee Reed and I am originally from up north- born in Virginia but grew up mostly in Maryland. I have decided to focus strictly on pottery (yay!) and music in this chapter of my life. I’m also a mother to a vibrant four year old!
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I source my ingredients locally when possible and use natural and organic materials to make amazing products. I I throw most all of my pieces on a pottery wheel and then adorn them in underglaze for my favorite part of my process- Sgraffito! This is a technique which includes scratching or carving into the clay. I am looking forward to exploring other areas of clay and playing in it for some time to come, but right now I’m swimming a Sgraffito deep dive and I am LOVING it!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My inspiration comes from mostly nature, love in all forms, and family.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
My family was stationed in Germany for 7 years.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
I love the diversity of people and personalities you run into while out and about downtown. I also love the food!
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Creating is my way of sharing love with the rest of the world, especially when it’s in the form of pottery and home-cooked meals. It’s therapeutic to me. I also love how everyone is capable of creating, and I marvel at all the different things that are created! It’s never-ending.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
I feel like certain advice can be applied at different periods of creators’ journeys. Right now, some advice I’m taking myself is to enjoy the uniqueness of what’s created, never take for granted the human-ness of the piece (the parts that you can clearly see a human did- they are the most beautiful to me), and don’t try to meet anyone’s mark but your own!