August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month: Amanda Bridges

August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month is Amanda Bridges!

​Amanda Bridges makes one-of-a-kind clay art and drawings with a focus in line, color, pattern, and detail. Inspired by nature, textiles, and more, she uses a variety of techniques in wheel-throwing, slab-building, and altered work including elements of sgrafitto, stamping, and printing onto the clay surface.

Amanda Bridges says: "My work is a marriage between my love of clay and drawing. I create pottery that is both fun to look at as well as functional. My ultimate objective is for my pottery to increase the joy of the user beyond simply its visual or tactile aspect and become fully integrated into the ritual of sharing food, conversation and life. The pieces become a part of the home, rather than just part of a collection of other pieces in the cupboard, and are reached for naturally in preference over the other pieces. Because of a feeling of connection, the piece is "theirs," rather than simply available."

Her work is featured in the Kentucky Guild Gallery and online at! For more information, visit her website at