How does it feel to be a single stitch in a sweater?
Or one penny tile on a bathroom floor?
Knit with the tension just right, laid down one at a time.
These purposeful actions are so precise
in the moment,
Individuals and their particular contributions,
needed but often unnoticed.
Honesty in materials,
appreciation of history,
Amy Simons is an American artist living and working in Washington state. She works primarily in ceramics and printmaking. Themes in her work include gradual shifts, intentional mark making, and the space between this line and the next.
2014 Bachelor Fine of Arts in Three-Dimensional Forum, Ceramics Concentration, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2014 Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Science, Environmental Concentration, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2016 The Wally Resident Artist Project Grant, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2016 Juror’s Choice Award, Clay? VI, Kirkland Art Center, Seattle, WA
2014 Harold and Sylvia Tacker Award in Ceramics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2019 Structures, Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2017 This Is Not My Beautiful Home, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2014 Pools & Breaks, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Select Group Exhibitions
2017 Unwedged, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2017 Resident Precedent, NCECA, Portland, OR
2016 A Gifted Offering, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
2016 Clay? VI, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
2016 50th Anniversary Retrospective, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2016 ClayFest Northwest, featured catalog artist, Cornish Playhouse, Seattle, WA
2014 8x8, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2014 3D4M BFA Thesis Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 Scholarship for Scholars, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2017 Why Use Coils, Pottery Making Illustrated
2017 Up Front Section, Ceramics Monthly