The history and language of clay is rich; it communicates nourishment, bodily relation and visual delight. When I work in clay I converse within a sensual and tactile field.
In my practice I apply fluid glazes to carved surfaces. I leave a portion of the form unglazed for fingertips to find. Line, circle and space are my preferred design elements. I include a gentle rise and fall in form and surface. My pottery is meant to be beautiful. It’s function resides in providing a sense of calm.
Amy Smith is an artist and educator. She earned her BFA from Ohio University, Athens, OH and her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, Amy teaches Adjunct at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Smith exhibits her vessels nationally including: Pottery by Design The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Functional Ceramics 2014 Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH and Celebrating Collecting Past Present Future Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH.
Amy was recently named The James Rosenquist Artist in Residence 2013. Ms. Smith worked spring semester 2013 in the studio dedicated for the program at North Dakota State University’s Downtown Visual Arts Department, interacting with students, holding public lectures, opening her studio for visitors and teaching. Her exit show Relation explored aspects of relationship in vignettes of collaboration, elation and propitiation.