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Stamps, Amelia — Stamps Pottery

Lexington, KY


porcelain, functional pottery
Amelia Stamps was born and raised in Asheville, N C. Her parents were both potters and Amelia got interested in clay in high school. After a year of college, Amelia took a year off to study with studio potter David Voorhees in Flat Rock, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Asheville and set up her first studio in Bloomington, IN while her husband attended graduate school.

Amelia started doing craft shows and moved to Little Rock, AR, where she worked at a museum and taught classes from her studio. She attended her first whole-sale Buyers Market show as part of the Arkansas Guild booth and today continues to sell her work wholesale.

Amelia works in white stoneware creating functional tableware fired in electric kilns to cone 6. After taking a weaving class, Amelia began experimenting with texture. Her glazes are colorful and transparent enough to show off the altered and textured forms she creates. Amelia likes to play with the contrast of cool and warm colors in glazes and has begun testing matte glazes. She feels her interest in pattern and surface keeps her work evolving.

Together with her husband, Hunter Stamps, Amelia also designs and creates colorful tiles for installations and commissions – most recently at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, AR.

Works by Amelia Stamps can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.