Emily Reinhardt, The Object Enthusiast, sits on a stool in her sun-lit studio in front of her studio shelves with her dog Ruby. Ruby is a medium-sized, black mixed breed dog seated on the floor in front of Emily. The shelves are filled with handmade ceramic objects made by Emily for The Object Enthusiast.


Emily Reinhardt is a ceramic artist and designer whose work focuses on beautiful, functional ceramic objects for the home. In her studio in the Crossroads Arts district of Kansas City, Missouri, Emily designs and builds by hand a variety of one-of-a-kind objects, including plates, vases, wall hangings, tumblers, mugs, goblets, and trays. Her modern, unfussy aesthetic features perfectly imperfect shapes and stunning surface design techniques, such as striking glazes, touches of gold luster, bold patterns, texture, and raised effects.

Emily founded The Object Enthusiast in 2011 and continues to grow a loyal community of customers and students, teaching classes online through Skillshare as well as in-person at her studio. She is also the co-founder of Duet, the shop that shares a space with her Crossroads studio. Emily lives in Kansas City, Missouri. To see more of her work, follow along @theobjectenthusiast on Instagram.