A detail showing the variety in color and surface created using Sander’s quilted construction technique.
Teapot 8 in. (20cm) in height, 2008. Sanders created a vocabulary of clay stamps inspired by a textile design book.
Three Tugs, 10 in (25cm) in height (tallest), 2008. Showing pieces in groupings requires consideration of how the textures of each piece will interact with one another.
Finished quilted tile, 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) in height, 2009.
Finished quilted tile, 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) in height, 2009. by Amy Sanders.
Growing up in southern Ohio, I spent my early years watching my mother and grandmothers sew. Upon moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999, I didn’t have a clay studio in which to create, so I began to sew instead. Once I found a clay studio, these experiences with sewing breathed life into my clay work: patterns, textures and seams from fabrics and textiles appeared in stamped clay vessels.
Piecing It Together
Glazing and Finishing
Amy Sanders is a potter living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was a presenter at the Potter’s Council Regional Conference “Focus on Function” held at Funke Fired Arts, in Cincinnati, Ohio in February. To see more of her work or contact her, visit her website at www.theretherepottery.blogspot.com.