Amy Manson

Pottery, Ceramic Sculpture
Guest at Garden Corner Studios
38615 Morrisonville Road Lovettsville, VA 20180
Catoctin Region, Stop #9

Stoneware Mug, 2015
Stoneware Mug, 2015

Artist Statement

My passion is working with clay — a soft malleable substance — throwing, forming, and urging it into an object of both beauty and function. I want to create artwork that 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 mid-range stoneware and glazes in my work and enjoy glaze colors and themes which can be found in nature. I incorporate family, prayer, meditation, nature, and the creation of pottery into every single day of my life. It gives me great insight and joy to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. I am an avid cook and have been experimenting with various forms of bakeware, serving pieces, and other items that enhance the culinary experience. It is my hope that others will make my pieces part of their daily lives, traditions and celebrations. If they enjoy viewing and using my pottery as much as I enjoyed creating it, my work is done.

Biography

Amy Manson has been a studio potter for 12 years and displays her work at galleries in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Amy teaches and creates her work (and recipes) at her home studio in Leesburg, Virginia.

Stoneware Mugs, 2015
Stoneware Mugs, 2015
Stoneware Bird Mugs, 2015
Stoneware Bird Mugs, 2015
Soap Dispenser, 2016
Soap Dispenser, 2016
Stoneware Mug, 2016
Stoneware Mug, 2016
Stoneware Mug, 2016
Stoneware Mug, 2016
Stoneware Bottle Forms, 2016
Stoneware Bottle Forms, 2016
Stoneware Mugs, 2016
Stoneware Mugs, 2016
Stoneware Baking Dish, 2016
Stoneware Baking Dish, 2016
Large Serving Platter, 2016
Large Serving Platter, 2016
Stoneware Bottle, 2016
Stoneware Bottle, 2016
Stoneware Whiskey Set, 2016
Stoneware Whiskey Set, 2016
Stoneware Flower Basket, 2016
Stoneware Flower Basket, 2016
Stoneware Whiskey Set, 2016
Stoneware Whiskey Set, 2016
Stoneware Amphora, 2016
Stoneware Amphora, 2016
Stoneware Mixing Bowls, 2016
Stoneware Mixing Bowls, 2016
Stoneware Amphorae
Stoneware Amphorae
Small Stoneware Pots
Small Stoneware Pots
Stoneware Pots in Use
Stoneware Pots in Use

Offering on tour: Functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. Pottery wheel demonstrations. Refreshments.

Catoctin Region Stop #9

Visit Amy Manson at Garden Corner Studios
From Route 287 North (north of Route 9), turn left onto Morrisonville Road, then turn left onto Purcellville Road to the studio in the first building on the right.