Craft/Material Studies Alumna Continues Career in Ceramics

Ahnalisa Reavis (BFA ’11) discusses how VCUarts helped her begin a career in ceramics after Art Foundation.

“At VCU, they make you do one year of foundation art, where you do everything and then apply to the different schools within the school of arts,” Mrs. Reavis explains. “My first choice was photography and the second was ceramics.”

The school plugged the freshman into the ceramics track.

“I was very disappointed,” recalls Mrs. Reavis, who grew up in the Southern Fauquier village of Sumerduck. “I planned to transfer out (of the ceramics school) after the first semester into” the photography program.

But, she soon learned that sometimes things unexpectedly work out for the best.

“I took my first wheel class, and I was exactly where I needed to be. And I’ve never looked back.”

Read the full story in Fauquier Now.

Photo: Ahnalisa Reavis has a kiln and two potting wheels in her studio — half the garage of her family’s Bealeton home. Credit via Don Del Rosso for Fauquier Now.


October 3, 2017