Cactus cups, 2023, ceramic, hand-built
Melodie Reay is an artist and educator currently living in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in ceramics and photography at Concordia University in Montreal, and her MFA in studio arts with a ceramics emphasis at Louisiana State University. Often exploring clay’s inherent ability to register and document, Melodie’s ceramic work is based on impressions of her immediate environment, though form, technique and concept vary.
Throughout her artistic career she has worked as a ceramics technician, university adjunct professor, instructor of various adult and youth art programs, and assistant art gallery director. Her work has been shown internationally and she has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. She was the artist in residence at AARK in Finland in 2016, and MAWA in Winnipeg, Canada in 2019. She is a current studio artist at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles.