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Artist: Amanda Bury


Amanda Bury
Amanda Bury, NORTH CAROLINA
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Photo Credit: Laura Dante

I rely on the role of functional pots as vehicles for nourishment, exploiting their place as conduits for sustenance at our tables. Through each piece I work to quietly and somewhat subversively, convey my interest in the complex systems of culture, ethics, commerce, history, ritual, community and environment found within the realm of food production. This interconnected web of systems serves as the foundation for and influences all aspects of my studio practice.

My excitement for the frameworks which link human kind to our food system was born from a childhood wonder for the natural world, later nurtured by jobs on small family farms and in locally owned farm-to-table restaurants, then fueled and honed by academic study in Anthropology. 

I continue to build upon my socio-cultural studies by passionately reading, listening, and discovering new information that links these systems together in ways we have only begun to understand.

My aim is to make work that brings a broad focus to the food on your plate. I choose to forgo overt statements of doom and gloom in favor of joy, abstraction, and quiet association. Providing room for the users connections and curiosity, which prompt further investigation.

The bedrock foundational concept is that everything is connected. 

EVERYTHING.

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCY

2019-2020         Resident Artist, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
2017-2018         Resident Artist, Morean Center for Clay, Saint Petersburg, FL
2015-2016         Post Baccalaureate Study, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
2009-2015         B.A. Studio Art, B.A. Anthropology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg,WA  

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021​

  • Invited Artist, Yunomi Invitational 2021, CLAYAKAR, Iowa City, IA
  • Invited Artist, Exquisite Forms III, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • Invited Artist, Last Call VI, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

2020

  • Invited Artist Feature Shop, Artaxis Organization
  • Tea Time, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
  • Yunomi Invitational 2020, CLAYAKAR, Iowa City, IA
  • Red Star Resident Small Works 2020, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
  • Women of Woodfire Invitational, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
  • IN/Residence, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
  • Last Call V, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
  • Red Star Resident Sip Shop 2020, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO

2019

  • Collective Minds Invitational, basalt Collective Fine Art Gallery, Moses Lake, WA
  • Cup of Joy Invitational, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA
  • Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
  • Clay National XIV: Nature Reconsidered, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
  • Yunomi Invitational 2019, CLAYAKAR, Iowa City, IA
  • Form and Function, Two-person Invitational Exhibition, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
  • Here For This, CrissCross Pop-Up, Minneapolis, MN, NCECA 2019
  • Art of Clay National Juried Exhibition, ​NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
  • Residency Reflections Ceramics Invitational, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, CWU, Ellensburg, WA

2018

  • Featured Artist Exhibition,Three Winds Artist Collective, Ellensburg, WA
  • A Gifted Offering Invitational, Eutectic Gallery, Portland OR
  • Cup of Joy Invitational Exhibition, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA
  • Emerging Artist Invitational, Cultural Confluence Symposium, Free Ceramics, Helena MT
  • Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA
  • Solo Exhibition, Vitae Telam Vitae Terra, Morean Center for Clay, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Working Pots III, James May Gallery, Algoma WI
  • Yunomi Invitational 2018, ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA
  • delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining, Denver, CO
  • Palliative Pour, Threadbare Cider House, Pittsburgh, PA
  • SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, GA

2017

  • Inbound, Morean Center for Clay, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Working Pots II, James May Gallery, Algoma WI

2016

  • Out of the Ashes, Morean Art Center for Clay, St. Petersburg FL
  • Members Exhibition, Morean Arts Center for Clay, St. Petersburg FL
  • Last Call, The Companion Gallery, Humbolt TN

2015 

  • University of Montana Ceramic Graduate and Post Baccalaureate Program Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
  • Studio Sale-Co-Artist Exhibition, Ellensburg WineWorks, Ellensburg, WA
  • 420 Loft CWU Student Art Show, 420 Loft Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
  • Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
  • Solo Exhibition: The Subtleties of Soda, Gallery 231, Ellensburg WA

2014

  • Kittitas Valley Juried Show, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg WA
  • 420 Loft Art Gallery CWU Student Show, Ellensburg WA
  • Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

     

INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2021 - May, Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly  
2021- March/April, Pottery Making Illustrated: In the Potter’s Kitchen: Press-Molded Flask and Cocktail Recipes
2019 - Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, Episode 275: Live from CWU: Residency Reflections
2018 - Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, Episode 222: Morean Center for Clay Resident Artists 
2017 - Musing About Mud- Emerging Artist

 


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