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Amy Uthus

"I draw on my love for the beauty of light interacting with porcelain and my veneration of vast landscapes to create luminous works of art. My work is ripe for wonder. Wonder provides a direct connection to our primal spirituality, which so often gets buried in our busy, minutiae-filled lives. The goal of my work is to re-awaken in viewers the inherent
need we all harbor to feel part of a larger whole - and then provide sustenance for this need.

​Though I am willing to use many processes and media to achieve my artistic goals, I specialize in translucent porcelain. Like many others throughout history who have been seduced by porcelain's thrall, I relish the challenge of transforming "dirt" into a material so translucent one can easily discern color through it. I have spent countless hours researching the chemical analysis of each ingredient in my clay body, developing new methods to slip cast ultra thin panels and vessel walls, and carefully documenting each kiln that is fired."

Amy received her BA in Art and English from North Dakota State University and MFA in Artisanry-ceramics from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA. See more of Amy's work on her website.


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What do you wish?
Media: Porcelain, iridescent resins, 24k gold leaf
Dimensions: each boat is 4" x 7.5" diameter 
Price: $700.00

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
Media: Porcelain and charcoal
Dimensions: each boat is 1" x 2" x 1" 
Price: $70/boat or $1600 for all 

Media: Porcelain Boat with Charred Wood
Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 2
Price: $250

Media: Stoneware, oxides, glazes
Dimensions: 40" tall x 26" diameter
Price: $5,000.00

SENTINEL # 8 (interior detail)

Media: Porcelain and 24k gold leaf on ladder
Dimensions: 3" tall x 3" diameter vessels, 70" tall x 45" wide ladder
Price: $175 individual vessels, $4,500 all together

HIRAETH (detail 1)

HIRAETH (detail 2)

Media: Porcelain
Dimensions: 2" tall x 4" diameter
Price: $250

Media: Porcelain with Charred Wood
Dimensions: 3 x 3 vessel 
Price: $250

Media: Porcelain with Charred Wood
Dimensions: 3 x 3 vessel
Price: $250

Media: Porcelain
Dimensions: 6 x 3
Price: $250

Media: Porcelain
Dimensions: 5 x 3
Price: $250

COLUMN (installation view)
Dimensions: 84 x 5 x 5
Price: $2,000

COLUMN (detail)

COLUMN (detail)

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