AMY THREEFOOT VALERIAS
I am a clay artist with a passion for texture, color and detail. My pieces are formed by hand using soft slab construction, coils, and pinching techniques. I also cut and dart and paddle pieces to achieve different shapes. Texture is a bit of an obsession and I have up to or more than a hundred different texture tools – some are found objects, others bought and most made from wood and clay. I happily spend hours wondering hardware stores, perusing cooking shops, scouring friends offered junk in search of texture. And then there is the time I spend contentedly using some tool or other to carve into clay or wood.
I use glazes to emphasize the texture and detail of the pieces.
I work in porcelain and red stoneware clay; enjoying making both functional and sculptural pieces.