Amy grew up in a small town near Dayton, OH and studied art at Ohio University. She moved to Missoula in the summer of 2007 and did her student teaching in Corvallis, MT, where her cooperating teacher, a former production potter, taught her to throw . She has not touched a paint brush since, and making pots has become her passion. Clay's responsiveness to touch and its relation to everyday use inspires Amy to create art that is both beautiful and functional. Currently, Amy teaches art and adult education courses at Florence-Carlton High School and is the vice president of the Montana Art Educator's Association. Outside of work, you can find her running trails with her fluffy Akita-Malamute, attending live music events, frequenting the farmer's markets, and travelling as often as possible.