Statement & Bio - Maggy Ames Handmade







Because I work in both porcelain and stoneware, my clay speaks two distinct but equally pleasurable messages to me.  With my porcelain, I strive for light, flow, grace ‑ those things which bring a quiet smile, a sense of peace and tranquility.  These pieces have function, but they often can be objects of beauty to be viewed as much as used.  With my stoneware, my first thoughts are of the user.  Is the piece intimidating or does it become part of the user's everyday life?  Does it sit austerely on a shelf or does it invite warm stews and steaming soups?  My stoneware should entice the user to believe that everyday utensils can be fine handmade works of craft.   By working in both porcelain and stoneware, I believe I can offer more aspects of myself and my values as a potter.



    STUDIED WITH                                                       WORKSHOPS (partial list)                          JURIED SHOWS / EXHIBITS                       Photo courtesy of


    Porcelain             Roseanne Breuer                   Michael Simon                                  Paradise City (Northampton, MA)

    Stoneware          Bruce Winn                              Warren McKenzie                                           Guilford Handcrafts Expo

    Glaze                     Michael Boyer                         Bill Brouillard                                                               Westport Fine Arts

    Drawing               Matt Nolan                                                                                                                  Morristown Fine Crafts

    Brush Painting   Lily Shorr                                                                                                                 NY International Gift Fair



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