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Don Reitz (1929 - 2014)

1929 - 2014

ďMY ART has always come out of need. Not everyone may like what I do, but I can only make what I feel in my heart. You have to have courage to put out what you know to be truth.

I enjoy art that has something to say, or questions to ask. I enjoy knowing I am the sum of all that has gone before. Through art, I am able to make the intangible tangible, release my subconscious and give physical reality to emotional conditions.

When I work, I am a loner. I canít have anyone in the studio. Itís a very personal and private place. I am pretending in there. But Iím never lonely, and I love involvement with people. Thatís why I do workshops.Ē

- Don Reitz

Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Shigaraki Teabowl, View 2 Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Shigaraki Teabowl Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Shigaraki Teabowl, View 3
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Teabowl BH2, View 1 Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Teabowl with Thumbprints Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Ash Encrusted Platter
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Playing Fields Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Traveling Time Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Do You Think I Would Forget?
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - I Go Without Fear Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - You Can't Understand It Until You Live It Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Jammin, Triptych
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Ring Toss Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Odd man out Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Orange Stack
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Ring Toss with Bar Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Caught Between the Interface Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Celestial, Triptych
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - The Flying X Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Florida Kachina Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Teastack
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Natural Ash Table Top Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Stack with Roll and X's Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Kachina w/ Green
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Anagama Kachina Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Oval Stack Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Giant Wood-fired Teastack
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Standing Watch, 2007 Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Platter, Red Orange Green Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Freeform Platter
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Geode Bowl, Oval with Red Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Arctic Blast Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Don preparing surface of 'Jammin'
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Don starting to paint 'Jammin' Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Don painting 'Jammin' Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - 3 Xs
Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Don Reitz Don Reitz (1929 - 2014) - Don Reitz with bowl

1962   MFA, New York State School of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
1957   BS, Art Education, Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
1990-         Professional Artist, Clarkdale Arizona
1962-88     University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin
1962-62     Alfred University, Alfred, New York
1957-60     Dover Public Schools, Dover New Jersey

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Don Reitz, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO 2012
The Don Reitz Project, SOFA CHICAGO, Lacoste Gallery 2011
Color, Line, Ash, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA 2011
SOFA NY 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
SOFA CHICAGO 2008, 2009, 2010, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
Don Reitz Retrospective, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, FL 2011
International Sculpture Exhibition, Erishu Art Gallery, Himeji, City, Japan
International Pottery Exhibition, Korno Arty Gallery, Himehi City, Japan
Don Reitz: Standing Alone, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA 2009
Exhibition, Culturele Raad Gemeentehuis, Roden, Holland
Art, Design, and Research, Posio, Finland
International Exhibition, Gallery van Alst, Tilburg, Netherlands
Clay as Art, International Exhibition, Auchland, New Zealand
International Exhibition of Ceramics, Hovikodden Art Center, Oslo,Norway
International Exhibition, Brandtís Kloedefabrik, Odense,Denmark
Oslo International Ceramics Symposium, Oslo, Norway
International Ceramic Exhibition, Yeoju, Korea
30 Year of Reitz Clay, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Manchester Art Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ceramic National 2000, Everson Museum of Arts, Syracuse, New York
Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas
Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, D.C.
American Wood-fire, Traveling Exhibition, National Invitational
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington
Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
St. Petersburg Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Roswell Visual Art Center, Roswell, Georgia
Contemporary Clay: Master Teachers/Master Students
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
International Wood-fire Exhibition, Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
North Harris Community College, Houston, Texas
Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
Hands on the Goddess Armstrongís Gallery, Pomona, California
Centered in Clay Potters Council, the St. Petersburg Clay Company,

Selected Collections
PRIVATE             Antonio Prieto Memorial Collection, California
COLLECTIONS:  Leatrus and Mel Eagle, Potomac, Maryland
Stephane Janssen, Scottsdale, Arizona
Dudley Anderson, North Carolina
Sara and David Lieberman, Arizona
Margaret H. Harlow
Sam Takeuchi, New York, New York
Sid and Elaine Cohen, Scottsdale, Arizona
Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Katherine Howd, St. Petersburg, Florida
Joan Lincoln
Ron and Anita Wornick
Ruth Boyd Johnson, Racine, Wisconsin
Joan and Anton Schiffenhaus, Scottsdale, Arizona
Carroll and Hiroko Hanse, Arvada, Colorado
Candice Groot, Groot Foundation, Illinois
Yoshiko Mori, Tokyo, Japan
Robyn and John Horn, Little Rock, AR
Beth Morean, St. Petersburg, FL
Anne and Harry Wollman, Woodstock, VT
Larry Spiegel, Stoughton, MA
Fay and Phelan Bright, Ponchatoula, LA
PUBLIC                Arkansas Arts Center, Littlerock, Arkansas
COLLECTIONS:    Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Mudgee Art Museum, Mudgee, Australia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Currier Museum of art, Manchester NH
New York State University, Alfred, New York
Nippon Castle Research Center, Himeji, Japan
Palmerston University, Palmerston North New Zealand
Renwick Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
   Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
Weismann Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kutztown State University, Kutztown, PA
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Erishu Art Museum, Himeji, Japan
Horikodden Art Center, Oslo, Norway
Brandtís Kloedefabrik, Odenese, Denmark
Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
                             Gilmore Art Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, MO
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Houston Museum of Art, Houston, TX
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH
Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art, Scottsdale, AZ
The Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO