Amy Halko received a BFA in Ceramics and Drawing from Bowling Green State University, and earned her MFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University in 2001. Amy has taught ceramics at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, and numerous workshops. She was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. Her work is in several collections and is shown nationally. She currently has a studio in Sonoma County.
Pottery is unique in its proximity to our daily life. This proximity is the foundation of my work. Through making, I have become aware of our natural tendency to closely inspect objects we handle with our hands. I reward that tendency with areas of surprise. Hand drawn geometric patterns and organic shapes wrap the vessel with line and color, often leading to a decorated foot or underside of a lid. I get great motivation from exploring the elements of drawing on the surface of a form. Combining these drawn lines with fluid glazes creates a tension I love, and reflects my own passion for nature and the environment. I want my pots to function well for their intended purpose. They are designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use so they can bring joy for years to come.
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