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About

Hi! Welcome to Country Girl Clay.

 

My name is Amanda, but all my family and art followers know me as Mandy.  I am a 38 year old artist, photographer, mother and adventurer. 

My main medium is clay, but also am passionate about painting.  Currently both bodies of work reflect a very vibrant palette of various shades of turquoise, purple, green and blues.  I believe these colors reflect all the landscapes of Montana from east to west...from the sky as far as you can see to the mountains, rivers and night skies.

I love to create....... I have an addiction for anything that can be fixed, painted or repurposed into something beautiful to enjoy.  The best things in life are free! 

 

I try to incorporate these things in my art;  recycling scrap metal to make metal and clay garden sculptures, using scraps of paper to collage a background for my paintings, or finding that "treasure" in the dumpster to use as a display shelf for a show.

 

I grew up on a farm near the river in Eastern Montana where I spent countless hours outside..... playing in the mud, hunting for "beautiful"rocks, loving on animals and a lot of wandering around.

 

I have a restless spirit that led me to an unforgettable summer in New York state following my first year of college and many other countless road trips, which have since led me back home.  

 

I am thankful to live in a cozy little house with a very confident, 13 year old  and 3 year old studio bosses.

 

My love of painting comes from a passionate art teacher I had in school; My addiction for clay I give credit to Tama at Prairie Fire Pottery where I spent two amazing summers........ to be the best, you must learn from the best!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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