Amy is in search of a dynamic transition; a threshold at the point of collapse. Fracturing, tipping, pouring or exploding; breaking rules and discovering the limitations of her materials. Amy explores clay and glaze formulas to investigate deformations: adjusting recipes so pieces burst, bubble, flow, crack, peel and pool. Through systematic and methodical testing she has developed an extensive understanding of surface, structure and flow that echo changeable states.
In her most recent collection, Amy works with porcelain structures allowing them to bend, stretch, twist and turn during the kiln firing, which allows the clay to develop a language of its own. The pieces are static but radiate a dynamism as they speak to each other. The pieces are elevated and secured onto forms that Amy has developed using a unique combination of aggregates retained from her extensive experimental processes.