Lilly Lerner Reilley currently resides in Houston, Texas. After a career in the computer industry, she became a Clay Artist. She has studied ceramics at the Glassell School, the teaching institute of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, since 2004 and has maintained a connection with the school since then.
The body of Lilly’s clay work focuses on the depictions of the elements of daily living that are part of the human journey. Her current work, “the purses “, is based on her experiences as a daughter of first generation immigrants in Colombia. Her purses are representations of women’s’ individual and collective voices in the community.
Her earlier works represent the journey of motherhood. The clay figures in “The egg collection” and the “World’s collection” focused on different stages of mothers’ inner feelings as they enjoy their children and struggle to bring them up to become independent thinkers.