Amelia was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in December of 2018. She will begin an artist residency in Dachau, Germany in June where she will be working alongside bavarian artists in celebration of the perseverance of makers throughout tumultuous histories and traumas.
Clay has a particularly receptive memory and can record each movement and change, just as people can recall their own personal history. This naturally responsive quality allows the opportunity to create a narration within each piece of work that is beyond surface decoration and form. Combining memory with the practice of making has developed into a methodology that reaches beyond the studio. The goal is to create artwork that encourages growth and allows the viewer to step into a transformative ethos.