Kansas City ceramicist, Louis Reilly addresses issues of history and culture. Though his exploration stays within the context of ceramic culture and its role in society. Reilly’s vessels in Current Works represent his continued curiosity in the history of ceramics while striving to seek new paths in soda firing. Pots with a taut shape are softened by the buildup of glaze and pattern on the surface of the pieces during firing. The contrast of a structured form and soft surface has gripped Reilly’s interest.