Hello Atelier 009
We are kicking off Season Two of Hello Atelier with a trip into the ceramics studio of Emily Reinhardt, otherwise known as The Object Enthusiast. Ceramics are one of my favorite things to collect, so to me a studio filled with clay and glaze is completely magical.
Emily showed us around her light-filled space, which had previously been nothing but a boring garage. As her new assistant Shelby worked on a project I poked around the bags of clay, fighting off my desire to tear off a piece and have a go at making a bowl or a dish. I still remember my favorite glaze I used in a few high school projects, a perfect speckled red called strawberry. Maybe someday, inspired by the beautiful work of Emily and others, I’ll sit down and get my hands dirty with clay again.
What is going on in Emily’s world:
- The Object Enthusiast – Emily’s website where you can shop her handmade ceramics as well as other carefully curated home items.
- Amanda Small – Check out the work of one of Emily’s teachers, who inspired her to major in ceramics.
- Yoshiro Ikeda – Not only did Emily’s teacher Yoshi pave the way for her to get into the ceramics program, but he also gave her his own kiln and wheel, which jump-started her ceramics career. Look through the book Quiet Symmetry: The Ceramic Art of Yoshiro Ikeda on Issu.
- Sword & Fern – Emily’s first wholesale order, now an online store.
- Moorea Seal – Emily’s second wholesale store in Seattle.
- Potters in Protest – Emily is teaming up with other ceramicists from around the country to raise money for charity. Follow #pottersinprotest on Instagram for details of events in your area.
- Empty Bowls – A great organization that combines handmade art with events to help combat hunger. Look for an event near you!