118 Ft. McKavitt Street, Mason, Texas
On the north side of Mason's historic square

(325) 347-6272

About the artist

Arnold Art Gallery

118 Ft. McKavitt Street, Mason, Texas
Across the street from the Courthouse

Shares space with Fort Mason Real Estate

9-5, Monday thru Saturday

Joyce Arnold


Opening Reception Sept. 21

Thur., 5-7 pm

Demo raku firing
On September 28

Join Greg Reuter during the Mason Fall Arts Fest as he demos a raku firing on the west end of the Courthouse on Mason's historic square. Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Greg Reuter: Bird/dog

Arnold Art Gallery

What is Raku Pottery?


Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies.

In 1988, Greg’s sculpture was featured in the gallery scene of the Hollywood movie D.O.A., and he enjoyed his role as an extra in the movie. In 1993, Greg’s work was included in the exhibition Texas Between Two Worlds, which opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Art Museum of South Texas. In 2015 Greg traveled to Tokyo and showed his work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. During three stints at the Atelier Haus Hilmsen, Greg created sculptures which were exhibited in the Monchskirche Museum in Salzwedel, Germany in August 2017.

For the last fifteen years, much of Greg’s sculpture making has been inspired by the beach at Padre Island National Seashore. He has used the textures and trace fossils found at the beach to create a variety of forms in bronze. Recently he has worked on a series of iron sculptures cast in Houston at the Keen Foundry. During his years living in South Texas, Greg has created and collaborated on a number of public art pieces including five for the city of Corpus Christi and two for Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Greg Reuter earned his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, was awarded an MFA in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Hawaii, and in 1978 joined the faculty of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi teaching ceramics and sculpture. He has shown nationally and internationally, his work is represented in numerous private and public art collections, and he has lectured in Mexico, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

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EXHIBIT date  Sept. 21 thru
Oct. 28, 2017