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Osbaldo Gonzalez-Reyes digs and processes his clay from deposits across Kansas, grinding half of it and sifting out large rocks and organic debris. A slurry is made from the other half and stained into the ground clay to make a workable material. He makes his pieces using coil and scrape hand-building techniques. He decorates his pieces with clay slips and mineral paints. Afterward, they are fired outdoors in a traditional adobe kiln or a pit fire.

His pieces are inspired by his family heritage and experiences as a child of immigrant parents living in Kansas. Osbaldo’s interest in processing his clay began in high school. It continued as he learned more about the rich ceramic traditions of the Huasteca region of Mexico, where his family originates. Using locally dug Kansas clay and employing traditional techniques to make his pieces, Osbaldo feels connected to both lands that shape his identity.


Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 pm 

INSIGHT Art Talk: October 19, 7 pm 

Final Friday Reception: September 29, 6-9 pm


September 8 @ 5:00 pm
October 21 @ 9:00 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center Gallery
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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