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What’s happening at the Ranch….

As much as I embrace technology, I am not great about updating this website.  True confession.

So, this Friday, 1/19/2018 …

Sorry for the late invitation, but I hope you’ll join us at the reception and come see the show – it’s open until Feb 9th and introduces you to many of the artists whose work was fired in the Reizagama this past Thanksgiving week, and some of Don’s pieces generously lent to the show by his daughter, Donna Reitz.


John Britt Workshop!


It gives us great pleasure to announce our first workshop here at the Ranch. This three day workshop is conducted by none other than the Glaze Master John Britt, author of the two very popular books – The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes: Glazing at Cone 10 and The Complete guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4-7.



                                                         Although it’s great news for us, I’m afraid the Britt workshop was filled before early-bird registration concluded.  There is a waiting list that you can get on at workshop@reitzranch.org, or if you’re interested in another workshop with John at a later date, drop us a line at the same email address.



Community is the bottom line for everything we want to do. All of this is for naught without the people, the sharing and synergy that ceramic artists working together create.  And the results are beautiful, touching, tactile and thoughtful.  Those are rare gifts that we can bring to this world and we are committed to being part of it.

We’ve already received an enormous amount of interest in use of the facility from artists and universities across the country, and will be working with all to figure out the best approach to restarting firings, workshops, and other operations. We feel privileged to help ensure Don’s legacy, and this centuries old art form and techniques, not only continue but to thrive.


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