"For thousands of years people have made and embellished handmade pottery. They decided to include observations of animals, plants and patterns by adding decoration to their work.
I also enjoy the tradition of making pottery and embellishing my work. Inspired by the changing seasons of Pennsylvania I decorate my pottery with botanical images and wild life I observe in nature.
I combine this imagery into my work through hand painting, stamping and sprigs to create fanciful narrative pots that represent the beautiful changing scenery of Pennsylvania.
There is something so magical about making objects out of clay. I start with an idea and create something from nothing ."
Amanda is a full-time studio potter living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her BFA at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003. After graduating, she moved to Pittsburgh and began teaching in the education programs at the Carnegie Museum of Art. In 2005, Amanda began teaching at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, where she taught children and adults ceramics for eight years. Amanda is currently making pottery full time for her pottery business Wolf’s Den Pottery as well as teaching at Stray Cat Studio in Beaver Falls, PA. Amanda sells her work at retail craft shows around the region, and her whimsical and well-crafted pieces can be found in many galleries and shops across the country.
For more information, visit Amanda's website at: www.wolfsdenpottery.com