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Ceramic artist Alison Reintjes is recognized for her focus on small cylindrical forms and tesselating triangular patterns. Her work is influenced by non-western cultures that have embraced patterning and decoration, not only as a pleasurable design, but as an icon for their cultural identity. Her focus on geometry and modest pottery forms have roots in a history much more profound than you might expect.

Reintjes has studied at Kent State University, the Canberra School of Art in Australia, and Northern Michigan University. She also has an impressive residency history, holding positions at Greenwich House Pottery in New York,  The Archie Bray Foundation, Mount St. Francis in southern Indiana, and the Clay Studio of Missoula.

What do you think of ceramic artist Alison Reintjes’ patterned pottery? Tell us in the comments!

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