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Curriculum Vitae


Artist Statement




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Functional Pottery Studio

Thank you for stopping by Alazan Ceramics, the studio of Amy Henson. I am currently working in handbuilt red earthenware with underglaze, engobe, slip, and glaze decorations with occasional decals and/or luster fired in an electric kiln to cone 04. The studio is currently located on the campus of University of North Texas, where I am pursuing my MFA in Ceramics.

Floral Deco Mug, electric fired cone 04, 2018

About Me

I originally graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in studio art, concentration ceramics, in 2007. I took one throwing class as a sophomore, which fueled a passion that has been humming along ever since. I made porcelain pots thrown on a pottery wheel then altered for the first 7 years, followed by highly illustrated slab built pots for 4 years. Then in 2019 shortly before beginning my course work for my masters I started working with coil and pinched handbuilding, switching my clay body from white to red in the first semester. I have studied under Peter Beasecker, Brooks Oliver, and Eliza Au with additional tutelage from various adjunct professors and visiting artists, including Matthew Metz, Julia Galloway, Beth Cavener-Stichter, Jeff Oestreich, Linda Sikora, Louise Rosenfield, etc. I share living space with my husband Aaron, daughter Rosalie, and our two erstwhile stray cats Melvin and Mau. I proudly own and show Peruvian Paso horses, of which I own 2. My geldings are sons of my first horse Azucena, and due to her chestnut color (the word in Spanish is "alazan") she became the namesake for my studio.

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