Emily Reason

“I experience an elemental satisfaction when working with my hands; manipulating and mastering a material and technique through repetition and problem-solving. In this way, I am deeply connected to craft. I see craft as a discipline, a history to draw from and set of parameters to push. It is an ideal of beauty that I express with great care and labor.”

Emily Reason joined the Professional Crafts faculty at Haywood Community College as the clay instructor in 2017. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BFA from West Virginia University. Emily’s ceramics career has encompassed artist residencies, writing, teaching, exhibitions, and eleven years as a full-time studio potter.