Alayna Reinke, Shawnee Mission Northwest senior, has been juried into the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s Annual High School Exhibition. Since 2014, the museum has hosted the annual exhibition to showcase the remarkable talents of high school students studying the ceramic arts.
Shawnee Mission Northwest visual art teacher, Steph Kates, shared that Reinke overcame the complications of learning ceramics in the remote-learning model to produce exceptionally high-quality work. After first creating the clay projects at home, Reinke would carefully wrap the pieces, drive them to school to be fired, pick them up with the glazes, glaze them at home, and return the pieces for a second firing. Kates added that despite not being able to work in the ceramics studio, Reinke demonstrated excellent craftsmanship and beautiful attention to detail.
After graduation, Reinke plans to continue working with ceramics and hopes to start a ceramics studio.
Her piece, “Snail Teapot” will be on display in the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s virtual exhibition from May 1-August 31, 2021. View the exhibition, here: https://www.amoca.org/members/exhibitions/highschoolannual/2021-2/