Kelli Rey holds a BFA Honours degree in Ceramics and a BEd from the University of Manitoba as well as diplomas in Graphic Design and Photography. Rey, a life long student has taken ceramic courses at Red Deer College and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Kelli's current studio practice, located in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District, is focused on functional and sculptural ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the U.S. She has received numerous awards including Manitoba Arts Council grants, the Marilyn Levitt award for Functional Pottery, and the One of a Kind Award for Excellence.