Amy Wandless

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    Wandless Crafts

I am moving to Chatham County with my husband in April 2020.

I’ve always enjoyed making artwork, from childhood painting lessons supported by wonderful parents who were appreciative of nature, art, and the human condition to working side-by-side with my husband, a woodturner and furniture maker in our small business. I primarily use a wheel to make porcelain and stoneware pottery which is then fired in either a gas-fueled salt kiln or an electric kiln. My degrees are in Geological Sciences which provide understanding of the clays and glazes used in ceramic arts.

I enjoy making something useful and attractive using my own two hands. I relish unearthing the hidden potential in a ball of moist clay and guiding its transformation into something beautiful and functional. The subsequent thrill and excitement of sharing the results of my work is a delightful part of making functional pottery. I respect the bond between maker and user. The pot came from my eye and my hands but it appeals to your eye and feels good in your hands. What could be better?

I have studied pottery extensively at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. You can find my work in publications like Clay Times and 500 Pitchers, Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. It has been my privilege to be the Clay Connection of Metropolitan Washington Conference Charity Auctioneer and Pot Exchange Director. I want to be a part of the Chatham Artists Guild to meet new people, sell pots, and make new friends. My husband and I are moving to Chatham County in April 2020. I will be an asset to the Guild because I can bring 10 years of experience selling artwork at more than 17 different venues, large and small, across the Mid-Atlantic states. I’m savvy with a computer and a good organizer. I love teaching ceramics.

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