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Reynolds, Robin
Discipline: Ceramics/Pottery

Robin Reynolds runs her Dacotah Clayworks studio out of Hebron, North Dakota. She forms her pottery with local clay mined by the Hebron Brick Company and processes the rough raw material into a clay body suitable for pottery-making. She then gathers native clays from the Badlands in western North Dakota to make earthen slip-glazes to finish her rusticware. Each finished piece is stamped with her signature and the “HC” (Hebron clay) trademark.

A native of Minot, North Dakota and a graduate of Dickinson State University (with a degree in college studies), Reynolds has worked as a professional potter for many years. She was the sole proprietor of Good Earth Pottery in Bellingham, Washington until 1995, when she returned to North Dakota and opened Dacotah Clayworks. Among other achievements, she has given a pottery presentation on glazing with St. Helen’s ash for the Contemporary American Potter symposium at Washington State University, has conducted pottery workshops for the South Dakota Council on the Arts, and has demonstrated pottery-making on the Michigan Artrain. Her work has been exhibited all over North Dakota and was featured in the magazine Ceramics Monthly.

In addition to pottery, Reynolds has studied dance at the Winnipeg Royal Ballet School of Dance; the Suzuki Method in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and music, art, and dance at the International Music Camp on the North Dakota-Canada border.

In 1998, Reynolds joined the Arts-in-Education Artists’ Roster, which makes her eligible to conduct in-school residencies funded, in part, by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. (She has conducted several.)

- Ben Nemenoff

Contact Robin Reynolds/Dacotah Clayworks:
426 South Grove Street
Hebron, ND 58638

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