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Amanda Bury

Amanda Bury

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Amanda grew up in the Pacific Northwest part of the U.S. She is a lover of the outdoors, and remains forever influenced by her time working summer gigs on farms. Whenever possible she is a gardener (although difficult with the nomadic lifestyle of a studio artist) and a big advocate for supporting your local farmer- see the "Why CSA Matters" page. 

Amanda received a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology from Central Washington University. She then went on to pursue Post-Baccalaureate study in Ceramics at the University of Montana.

Amanda has spent time as an artist in residence across the country including The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.

Amanda is now working as a full time studio artist based in Winston-Salem, NC. She regularly shows in invitational and national juried exhibitions. Her work is held in both public and private collections worldwide.

Amanda and her partner Seth Charles also co-operate a small wood fired kiln design and construction venture. 

Artist Statement

I rely on the role of functional pots as vehicles for nourishment, exploiting their place as conduits for sustenance at our tables. Through each piece I work to quietly and somewhat subversively, convey my interest in the complex systems of culture, ethics, commerce, history, ritual, community and environment found within the realm of food production. This interconnected web of systems serves as the foundation for and influences all aspects of my studio practice.

My excitement for the frameworks which link human kind to our food system was born from a childhood wonder for the natural world, later nurtured by jobs on small family farms and in locally owned farm-to-table restaurants, then fueled and honed by academic study in Anthropology. 

I continue to build upon my socio-cultural studies by passionately reading, listening, and discovering new information that links these systems together in ways we have only begun to understand.

My aim is to make work that brings a broad focus to the food on your plate. I choose to forgo overt statements of doom and gloom in favor of joy, abstraction, and quiet association. Providing room for the users connections and curiosity, which prompt further investigation.

The bedrock foundational concept is that everything is connected. 



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