Amy Deystone took her first ceramics course in high school and fell in love. She went on to receive her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, land of the Cherokee Nation. After an extended research, exploring, and family hiatus, Deystone has been back in the studio for a few years. She is currently working at Centercraft Studio in Boulder, CO, the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe People. As part of Deystone’s studio practice, she listens to all of the ideas hovering in the collective ether that make her belly laugh, cry and create. In Deystone’s work, her symbology connects ideas with concrete imagery; for example, the cattails and grasses painted on her pots references the spread of ideas. Deystone loves the intimate connection her functional work finds in people’s everyday rituals, like sharing meals together or making a morning cup of coffee. She is currently working on more ways to combine her ceramics with her poetry and paintings. Deystone is a member of the Boulder Potters’ Guild, sells her work at local art markets and a couple of shops in Colorado, including Acme Fine Goods in Louisville and Meadowsweet Wellness and Gifts in Golden. When she is not in the studio or pedaling her wares, you can usually find her with her family and friends, at the creek, seeing live music or in her garden.
Image of the artist, courtesy of Tabor Aragon.
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