Hayley Reed

handmade pottery

Meet the artist


Hayley Reed was raised in Houston, Texas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently living in Seattle, Washington and working as a studio assistant for Deborah Schwartzkopf at Rat City Studios. Hayley makes functional slip cast wares for the home, and she is currently exploring digital fabrication techniques to make plaster molds. To see more of her work, you can visit Instagram

Artist Statement

I am inspired by architecture, structure, and how we interact with the objects that populate the spaces we occupy. 3D-Printing and slip casting have been the best methods for me to explore the themes of structure, shape, patterns and multiples - the core themes within my ceramic practice. I am drawn to and create forms featuring sharp angles, twisting, layering, and stacking. These elements, when combined, create a sense of movement in a static object.

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