I moved into the amazing Standard Parts Studio March 2017. This Space is increadable and I am in awe of all the women who have put all the hard work in to make it what it is.
I spent much of my 2017 summer working hard on the San Francisco bay as a deck hand & bar tender on a 65 ft catamaran and now getting to reap the benefits of all my hard work. Spending the next few months focusing on building up another body of work!
This was such an amazing show, and I am so glad to be part
Currently enjoying the Grand Rapids area and getting excited for the opening of The Land of Here and Now tonight at the Kendall College of Art and Design. This show is a collection of all the artists who have participated in the Shared Space art residency over the past 5 years.
The show looks amazing and i am so excited to be included in a group of such astounding talent.
We humans have been shaping the earth and mud into a multitude of vessels and votives for millennia. From function to ritual, ceramic technology has been a tool for us to move water, cook food, make music and worship.
Come learn the basics of working with clay in this one day workshop. Three different colors of clay will be provided and your work will be fired and glazed and returned to hand made studio 30 days after the date of the workshop.
We will explore:
• Coil building techniques
• Making pinch pots
• Ocarina construction
• Bead making
Costs: 135$ total, including a 35$ materials and firing fee
20% Discounts available for groups of 4 or more
Teacher Bio: Amanda Jayne Kennedy studied sculpture at Kansas City Art institute, in Kansas City Missouri, and received her BFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California. With experience as an assistant for many large-scale sculptural projects as well as meticulous projects in wood and clay, her work draws on the practice of fine craft. Her careful and skilled hand meet a found-object DIY aesthetic, to make a unique combination in materials from fabric to driftwood to plastic refuse. http://www.amandajaynekennedy.com/
Email email@example.com to sign up & for more info!
What an exciting adventure. So many little things to think about. I needed to be able to have more access to my pottery as they are drying and getting a wheel of my own seemed to be the only way. There are still a few crucial elements that are missing still. but all in good time!
check out their website to see cool pictures and read about the other amazing artist!
Resident Artist, July 18 - August 1 2014
Drawing inspiration from the natural world and the impact of the Human Experience upon that world, Amanda creates sculptures, collages, interactive installations, and vessels. As soon as Amanda arrived, she set up her studio outside, with a wheel and one-hundred pounds of clay, and began throwing pots. She had a plan to put on a dinner party event, where each guest took home a handmade bowl. She taught the rest of the residents how to throw and glaze pots, and with planning and contributions by everyone at the studio, put on A Pleasant Evening. This event was a space for conversation between strangers, and a showcase of our resident artists’ talents. Amanda finished thirty bowls to serve the guests, and she made the cornbread and soup to fill them. She also made sure that almost all ingredients at the dinner were sourced from local farmers, most of whom she met at the Pentwater Farmers Market."
I just took a whole bunch of goodies out of the kiln! I am so excited for the next batch!!
Driving through the desert landscape of southern Utah during summer monsoon season was an amazing way to begin my adventures of creating work at Blue Thunder Circle ART LAB.
I am grateful to have spent 18 days, collecting and creating in the high mountain desert town of Gunnison, Colorado. I was inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Rockies, the squat burly sage brush and the resourceful, graceful magpies. Blue Thunder Circle studio was an amazing place to get away from the distractions of my city life and focus on making work.
Somniare Domum or in English, "Dreaming Home", was created while considering what it is we mean when we call a place home. What symbols and objects represent home to us? What materials are effected by our human way of creating home spaces.
Thank you so much to everyone for hosting me and helping me make everything happen!