Ceramics Meets Print
Amanda M Barr received a BA and MA in Spanish Literature before choosing to pursue a career in ceramics. She just finished a post-baccalaureate in Ceramics at University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently a resident artist at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, Washington. Her work is developed from a background in printmaking, and is an expression of her use of literature and television as vehicles for escaping reality.
My ceramic work is an exploration of color, graphic imagery and text on porcelain. I enjoy the intimacy of using functional objects as narrative vehicles for my inner monologue. These objects then become part of the user’s narrative, becoming part of their daily life through the ritual of use and by decorating their living spaces. Each piece is a reflection of myself, and in choosing to accept it into their life, it also reflects the user.
I am often inspired by my background in literature, thematically as well as being a source for much of my text and my love of vintage illustrations. Through books one can travel through time, to faraway lands… anywhere the imagination can create. My work is an extension of my love of reading; it is about expression and escapism, imagination and history. I want to make work that will capture the imagination and create a dialogue with the viewer, force them to think and dream and make their own journeys.
Amanda M Barr
Owner, Maker, Designer, Everything
Hello! I'm a full time studio ceramic artist living and working in Seattle WA, trying to bring a little more handmade beauty into the world.
A microwave-safe disclaimer: My work is fine for re-heating water-based items and drinks. But, really, handmade pottery will weaken over time with prolonged microwave-use, eventually leading to cracking. So for the sake of keeping your pottery for many years, avoid the microwave. Same goes for dishwashers- they are safe, but your pieces will last much longer with handwashing.
Custom orders are welcome.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All pottery is packed with care. It is very important to me that your order arrives safely and swiftly. Delivery confirmation can be used upon request.
Any international orders will be shipped via USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know! I want my pots to be in happy homes. Buyer pays shipping costs on the return item and is responsible for its secure delivery back to me. Money will not be refunded until the item has been (safely) received by me.
-No returns accepted after 30 days.