Alex Reed

Alex Reed (b. 1989) earned his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Fogelberg Fellowship from The Northern Clay Center.Alex’s work spans independent studio production and ceramic design for industry, having worked at Rookwood Pottery (Ohio) and Heath Ceramics (California). Alex writes, ”I strive to cultivate a practice that encompasses both commercial work for industry and independent speculative work. My latest work proposes a domestic utopia forever slipping just over the horizon. I've combined craft training with technical insights from commercial ceramics manufacturing in an effort to flatten seemingly disparate techniques and notions of value.”

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2011  BFA – Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY

Exhibitions and Projects

2018  “Open House” – FurthYashar & The MAK Center, Los Angeles, CA
2018  “Melting Point” – The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2018  “We The People: Serving Notice” – American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2017  “Doing Easy” – Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2017  “DBA” – Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, CA
2017  “The Paperweight Show” – Fischer Parrish Gallery, New York, NY
2017  “In Support of Books” – Printer Matter’s Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2016  The Democratic Cup, International
2016  Rachel Comey, Bazaar, Los Angeles, CA
2016  “NonDoing” – Reese Gallery, with Michael Krueger, St. Louis, MO
2016  “Thank You For Coming, Breadagogy” – Los Angeles, CA
2016  “American Pottery Festival” – The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2015  “Our Cup Runneth Over” – The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2015  “Alex Reed and Dave Douglas” – 1853 Arlington, Los Angeles, CA
2013  “Three: Fogelberg, Anonymous Potter, and RedWing Society” – The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2013  “Alex Reed and Jonpaul Smith” – RBds Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2012  “Community Supported Art” – Springboard for The Arts, St. Paul, MN


2012  Community Supported Art: Featured Artist, Springboard for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2011  Fogelberg Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011  Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Nominee, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2011  Windgate Fellowship Nominee, Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, NC
2007-2011  Jonathan Allen Leadership Award, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2010  Brooks Fellowship Tuition Award, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO