GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION
Robin Reynolds returned to North Dakota in 1996 to revive the use of native clay for pottery and operates a studio and showroom, Dacotah Clayworks, in Hebron, ND. A NDCA Roster Artist since 2002, Reynolds is a ceramics adjunct instructor at Dickinson State University, 2013 DSU Art Fellow, and recipient of the Outstanding ND Artist Citation Award from Bismarck Art and Galleries Association.
I believe kid’s art is the best art of all. It is always a fresh moment seeing their pride in creating “something from nothing” as they experience themselves in a positive, individual way. I strive to increase student’s hand-eye coordination and problem solving ability; to learn it is okay to change their mind and no right or wrong; to be makers and let their fingers be their eyes.
SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION
Residency Title: The Clay Lady
Grade Level: K-12
Number of Sessions: 4/day. Teacher In-service no charge.
When students use their hands to form shapeless clods of clay into their own, unique object, they participate in an ancient activity that has been passed down for thousands of generations. During Robins residency, students create indigenous clay vessels to develop an understanding of how heat transforms materials, discover how to resource local clay, participate in a direct experience of mass and volume, and finish their creations by exploring pattern painting with underglazes. Robin Reynolds, professional potter and experienced Resident Artist, draws on children’s inexhaustible appetite for novelty which is well satisfied with the universal appeal of clay.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays