The physical and creative nature of working with clay satisfies Amy’s desire to play, construct, experiment and yes, to get dirty. She continues to be inspired by textiles and quilting but also pulls influence from architecture and nature. Her work balances the visual elements of form, texture and pattern with utility. Amy currently works as a studio potter and teaches hand building lessons at Clayworks in Charlotte, NC.
"The isolation of working alone in my studio has heightened my awareness of the importance of people and true community in my life. I experience this community through sharing food, celebrations, worship, teaching, athletic competition, group traveling, and music, as well as interactions with the city itself. My desire for a sense of place and history while living within an urban environment is reflected in my work." ~ Amy Sanders, Charlotte NC