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Amy Smith

Biography to Display: 

1975 Born Wauseon, Ohio

EDUCATION

1997 BFA Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2000 MFA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1997-1998 Apprenticeship, Kaleidoscope Pottery, Easthampton, Massachusetts

2004 Artist in Residence, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

2013 James Rosenquist Artist in Residence, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2001-2007 Manager, Lincoln Clay Studio, Lincoln, Nebraska

1966 Studio Assistant, Brad Schwieger, Athens, Ohio

Adjunct Instructor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Amy Smith is known for porcelain Yunomi and bowl forms.

The yunomi are thrown and altered before Smith draws black line figure on the white surface. The bowls are thickly wheel-thrown then landscape referenced landscape patterns are carved into the interior surfaces. The glaze breaks over the edges of the carving leaving exposed porcelain. At other times the interior floor of a bowl is carved with raised areas. The glaze becomes a pool of glaze with the appearance of round forms floating on the surface. Her color pallet consists of very light colors with an emphasis on white.

 For a number of years, Amy Smith and Simon Levin have collaborated in a unique way. They ship finished, fired work to one another. Each artist responds to what they receive. There is no conversation about what each has presented or will do in response. The pairing of Smith’s white work with Levin’s heavier wood fired work allows each piece to gain visual energy and the completed piece becomes a unique product of artistic collaboration.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Scripps College, Claremont, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Levin, Simon and Amy Smith. “Paired Views.” Ceramics Monthly (March 2013).

Pinnell, Pete. “Artistic Considerations for Striking Effects.” Clay Times 20 issue 98 (Summer/Fall 2014).

“Studio Visit Amy Smith.” Ceramics Monthly 60 no.10 (December 2012).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

amysmithporcelain.com

 

Typical Marks

Signed "Smith"

2015
2017
Carved Cup
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
Clay Art Center, "Tea Time Tea Invitational," Port Chester, New York, Feb. 2014
Photo: Loren Maron
Clay Art Center, "Tea Time Tea Invitational," Port Chester, New York, Feb. 2014
White on White
Date: 2015
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Platter
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 29, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/smith-0