Amy Von Bargen

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This is Amy’s first time at the Pottery Festival. Amy says of her functional pottery: “My pots are created by handbuilding from stoneware clay slabs. The pieces are carefully constructed and formed into soft shapes. Surfaces are deliberately textured and marked to enhance the pots construction and shape. In particular, the areas where two slabs are joined are often emphasized by their seams. I choose glazes that create a satin surface so that the pot feels satisfying in the hand. They are applied in thin coats so that the glaze enhances the markings. I intend for my pots to be used in the everyday traditions of life: drinking your morning coffee, serving food to family and friends and arranging flowers cut from your backyard. My hope is that these pots add beauty and a sense of occasion and ceremony in their use”.

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