Louis Reilly came to KC Clay Guild as an Artist in Residence in 2014 following the completion of a BFA at University of Missouri-Columbia and a MFA at Utah State University. Louis worked with the KCCG Board of Directors to create the part time Studio Coordinator position in 2015, KCCG's first employee since 1988. In June 2020 Louis transitioned into a full time role as Studio Director.
The Studio Director's scope of work includes upkeep of the studio and building, marketing and enrolling students in educational programs, managing the Artist in Residence program, and working with the Board of Directors to ensure the KCCG does everything we can to fulfill our mission statement. Louis is currently teaching the Wednesday morning wheel throwing class.
Louis maintains a studio practice in which he makes soda fired pottery for the home. He has a home studio, but his work is soda fired at KC Clay Guild. Louis lives in Lee's Summit, MO with his wife, April and son, Owen.
Please do not hesitate to contact Louis with any questions you may have about KC Clay Guild!
Amy Troester has been working with clay for nearly two decades and has been a member of the KC Clay Guild since 2010. She’s been teaching off and on for the last few years and is excited to take this new position where she can connect with more people, and help this great organization grow. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, prestige television dramas, podcasts about social issues and economics, and mixing cocktails for friends.
Contact Amy with any questions regarding our education programming.