Artist Profile

Poor Girls Pottery featuring Amy Sciongay

Medium: Pottery

Description:  Functional pottery decorated with unique, organic carvings

I have always had an interest in home decor and interior design. I enjoy all aspects of making a space aesthetically pleasing, down to the dish sets that are placed on a table. As an artist previously studying painting and drawing, I had always felt that this passion I had for 3D design had been missing from my artwork. This void was finally filled when I took my first ceramics class. I instantly fell in love with making functional art. My intention became bringing a sense of joy, relaxation and creativity to someone’s everyday life through my wares. In my current body of work, I combine utilitarian forms made out of clay with an aesthetically pleasing design to create a style all of my own. My ceramic ware is thrown on the potter’s wheel, and individually carving. Each piece I make is one of a kind, and no carved pattern looks exactly alike. Inspiration for these carvings come from nature. Repetitive organic line is used, which often resembles a floral or cloud-like design. I also experiment with with this same pattern using techniques such a slip trailing, cutting out negative space between carvings, and sgraffito using multi-colored engobes.

Tour Location: Connecticut Historical Society


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