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Amy Hamill

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Artwork for Amy Hamill

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I create a mixture of functional homewares, and handbuilt decorative pieces

I am mainly driven by function, inspired by the concept of objects becoming part of our many individual daily rituals.

I primarily throw simple formed functional ware in a stoneware clay body, focusing more on the draw of the glaze finish on my work.

My glazes and combinations are inspired by the landscape of my home on the east coast of Northern Ireland.

I sometimes dabble in hand-built bits and bobs, and more and more often with raku and obvara, as a creative break from the repetitive nature of throwing and electric firing

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

As a maker I get to get away from the drain of a 9-5, and work 24 hours a day, seven days a week instead.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am process driven potter from Northern Ireland, who teaches and technicians for CUP Ceramics.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I teach various classes at CUP Ceramics, with the support of a team of makers who help to extend what we can offer as a collective.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

You can find me and my work at CUP coffeehouse and gallery 5 days a week, or just my work at the Courtyard shop in Hereford, and various markets throughout the county.

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