First Friday Free Opening Reception August 3rd 5-8 PM presented by Spa Medical and Vein Specialists of the South.
Amy McCullough Artist Statement
I have a BFA from UGA with a double major in sculpture and photography. I have been teaching sculptural ceramics for over 20 years. I do not throw pots or use molds like you would find in a typical pottery studio. Everything is hand built and totally unique. In addition to instructing, I sell my original artwork and do commission based work.
My work is non-functional, emphasizing form over function. I am strongly influenced by nature and its constant evolution, of both growth and decay.
There is so much history in clay. It is primal and meditative. Clay is an important medium to me, as it requires all of the elements to work – earth, water, air, & fire. Pushing the clay to extreme limits is a challenge that I find most rewarding. Experimentation with clay additives and alternative glazing techniques are also exciting elements in my process. The outcome is almost always a surprise to me from my original intention, which indeed gives my work the viscous feeling that the clay itself deserves.