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Amy Meya

"The most important part of my work is the medium—I feel passionate about clay itself. There is something about taking a lump of mud and forming it into an object that fills a primal urge for me. "

The intimate and personal nature of ceramic objects allows Amy Meya to be expressive in a way that a 2-D medium does not. She finds that clay, as a medium that comes from nature, lends itself perfectly to depictions of nature. She takes all the forms that she finds interesting in nature (tree branches, flocks of birds, seed pods, flowers) and expresses them in clay. She hopes that a message of appreciation and conservation of nature comes across in her work. Additionally, she loves clay's deep history: clay objects more than 26,000 years old have been unearthed. Just the thought that she is working in a similar way to our ancient ancestors sparks her imagination and makes her feel connected to the human race.

All of Amy Meya's work begins as a slab of clay. From that blank canvas, she decides what form it will take. Once the shape is determined, she free-hand carves into the piece to create floral textures, leaf veins, or whatever the piece dictates the carving should be.

Meya fell in love with clay from her first introduction in kindergarten, where she made a hilltop tree holding a nest containing several tiny eggs. Taking every art course available while in high school, she moved to Europe for five years before returning to her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, where she took several clay courses and volunteered for the non-profit KC Clay Guild.

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Dogwood Blossoms III
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,155
Rainbow Bouquet
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Nebula Dogwoods
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 800
Wall Flowers Arrangement V
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 575
Nine Poppies II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
Wall Flowers Arrangement IV
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Poppies II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 900
Wall Flowers Arrangement I
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
California Poppies
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 875
Ginkgoes in Crystal and Gold
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Spring Ginkgoes
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Wall Flowers Arrangement III
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 320
Wall Flowers Arrangement II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Blue Aster Garden
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,425
Blue Aster
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 350
Violas II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
Blue Viola Garland
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
Blue Viola
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 350
Forest Tune
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 420
Aspen Woodland Ballad
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 420
French Blue Poppies
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Blue Poppies for Sandra
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Nine Orchids
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 1,425
Three Orchids
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 320
Aspen Branch Quartet
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Aspen Branches
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Harmony in Blue
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 150
Blue Lullaby
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Cardinal Duo
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Garden Cardinal
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 120
Perched Indigo Bunting
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 120
Forest Song
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 120
Nine Poppies
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
Poppies
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 600
Violas
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 100 - $ 900
Unglazed Dogwood Pair
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Dogwood Blossoms II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 1,590
Dogwood Blossoms
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 85 - $ 800
Orchids
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 725
Autumn Ginkgoes
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 650 - $ 1,450
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Smokey HIll River Festival, Salina, KS, Kansas, 2013
Smokey HIll River Festival, Salina, KS, Kansas, 2013
Art in the Park, South Park, Lawrence, KS, 2007
Artist Residency, Dominica, Dominica, 2013-14