Hi! Welcome to Country Girl Clay.
My name is Amanda, but all my family and art followers know me as Mandy. I am a 34 year old artist, photographer, mother and adventurer.
I love to create....... I have an addiction for anything that can be fixed, painted or repurposed into something beautiful to enjoy. Im that person snatching up what others are throwing away. The best things in life are free! My dad would tell you that I don't like it unless its falling apart.
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, 9 year old studio assistant and two spoiled kitties, Gunner and Pepper.
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!!!