Amy Bell

My ceramic work celebrates the pleasure of creating and using handmade objects. I offer useful and joyful objects for the home and table that are designed to reflect the beauty of the ebbs and flows of daily life. I generally work by throwing a piece on the wheel and then further altering its form by hand. I intentionally leave marks created in this process as a reminder that each piece is unique and handmade.

I believe in the importance of sharing food and drink with others as it builds a sense of belonging and community. I also value the traditions of women making functional items for the home that are also beautiful and expressive, and which become treasured objects through their daily use. The act of setting a beautiful table with handmade items or simply putting a snack in a well-crafted bowl are ways of adding warmth and comfort to our lives.

Amy Bell’s Gallery