I aim to invoke discourse, thought and reflection to reframe our contemporary culture of food. I am interested in where food intersects culture, ethics, history, ritual and community.
I am continuously exploring what we choose to eat, why, how it gets to our tables and how our relationship with food shapes the way see and treat our planet.
I choose to fire my work using the atmospheric wood-fire process to create varied and organic surfaces. Wood-firing embodies and reaffirms the ideas of nature, environment, history, ritual and community held within the work. The process incorporates experimentation, skillfulness, knowledge and an intimacy over time. The atmospheric effects often blur and obscure intended surface work which mimics the distance and obscurity in the connections we have with our nourishment today.
— Amanda Bury
Amanda Bury has recently been a long term artist-in-residence at The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She has been an instructor at many clay based centers including The Clay Studio of Missoula and The Morean Center for Clay. Amanda regularly exhibits in national invitational and juried exhibitions. Her work is also held in public and private collections world wide.