Meet Amy Manson
Loudoun County’s Amy Manson not only creates beautiful and functional one of a kind pottery, but she teaches her craft to others! Her style of instruction is engaging and fun for all ages, so if you are like me and always wanted to try your hand at ceramics, contact Amy. You’ll be creating your own art in no time! Amy talks a little bit about her art and inspiration…
“My passion is working with clay – a soft malleable substance – throwing, forming, and urging it into an object of both beauty and function. An object, which can be admired, touched, held, and used in daily life. This process and transformation of the soft clay into a hard and beautiful object meant to be seen, used, passed along, maybe even eventually broken and given back to the earth seems to mirror personal growth and transformation. I use High fired stoneware and porcelain in my work and enjoy glaze colors and themes, which can be found in nature. I try to incorporate a combination of family, prayer, meditation, nature, and the creation of pottery into every single day of my life as part of my own personal growth and transformation. It gives me great insight and joy to create a one of a kind piece of artwork. I hope others enjoy viewing and utilizing the pottery as much as I enjoyed making it!”
Amy Manson is a Leesburg, Virginia potter, ceramic artist and instructor. Visit her blog by clicking here.