Amanda Gentry's Profile
I believe strongly in the power of metaphor -- every experience, color and shape -- full of associations and opportunities. To dive deeper. To learn and grow through awareness of matter. Recognizing that things are always more than they appear to be.
When I first approached clay as an adult I was certain that I was a wheel thrower. The qualities of symmetry and perfection inherent to the automation of the wheel appealed to my sensibilities. Sensibilities and nature, however, are very different things. All pots of perfection put into the kiln invariably came out imperfect. I started altering almost everything I fired in a desperate attempt to have the last word.
In the fall of 2010 I surrendered to hand building through a weekend workshop at Arrowmont (http://www.arrowmont.org/) with Liz Zlot Summerfiled (http://www.lzspottery.com/). I…
- Born on April 2
- Joined February 20, 2010