Marcia Reiver Raku Ceramics

Marcia ReiverMarcia Reiver

GRAPHIC ARTIST . FASHION DESIGNER . POTTER


Art has always been a part of my life. Being a designer can at times feel stifling and stagnate.  Customers don't always allow you to be creative.  I needed an outlet, so I went back to an old love…pottery. It's now been ten years, and I've not only grown as a person, but also as an artist.

My pottery designs have been inspired by Russian architecture, a variety of fabric patterns, the periods of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mission, as well as Native American pottery. Once my wheel thrown or hand built pottery is bisque fired. I carefully draw out the details of my design. The lines are then taped off before the glazes are applied both inside and outside for a graphic look.

My pottery has been shown at fine craft shows up and down the east coast, as well as in Wave Hill's Garden Shop in the Bronx, Tyme Gallery in Havertown, and has been published in 500 Tiles, 2008, by Lark Books and 500 Raku, 2011,  by Lark Books.


2013 AWARDS

PA Guild of Craftsmen Show at the Chase Center Unique Voice Award
Under the Influence Show – Piece titled: "Flourished" — Craftsman Choice Award
    Sponsored by the Bucks County Chapter