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

VESPERS
Media: Porcelain, Graphite, Paste Wax, 24K Gold Leaf
Dimensions: 4 x 8
Price: $800

VESPERS (detail)
 


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

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

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


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

MISERICORDIA ET VERITAS 
Media: Porcelain
Dimensions: 5 x 3
Price: $250

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


COLUMN (detail)

COLUMN (detail)

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