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Biography

Amy Dawson was born on the west side of Philidelphia, PA and raised in a small farm town in Ohio. After earning a BFA in Art Education from Ohio University she taught for 3 years in Indiana. She then moved to Las Vegas to teach and earn a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV. Amy has been teaching art for more than 10 years in Indiana and Nevada, and a member of the Bishop Gorman community since 2008.

 

Artist Statement

As an artist I strive to make my forms functional and beautiful. Many of my ideas come from organic forms, twists, curves, swirls, and waves. I choose to work with clay because the medium not only fulfills the need for my work to have purpose but also takes on any properties you press into it. Clay can be molded, pressed, cut, carved, stamped, stretched, or anything else you can think of doing to it. There are so many ways to experiment from forming to firing and all the little steps in between.