Amanda Barr's Profile
A Midwesterner her entire life, Amanda Barr grew up in small town rural Missouri, daughter of a pharmacist and a carpenter. Her artistic streak came from her father’s side of the family; spending summers at the woodworking studio and building houses with her father and uncles, rubber stamping with her grandmother, and drawing or painting on any available surface, including the walls. As she got older, more academic pursuits caught her interest, and she went on to receive both a BA and MA in Spanish Literature.
It was while working on her master’s at Kansas State that Amanda first touched clay. It was a reawakening to create something with her hands after years of books, papers and computers. By the time she graduated and took a community college position in Iowa, she was spending nearly all her free time in the studio. Two years later she was…
- Born on December 14
- Joined July 20, 2008