I am a potter working in lower Manhattan, New York City. My work is generally functional and I love that eventually, it will live in your home and enhance your life on a daily basis. My pottery is made to be touched, used and become a treasured, familiar object in your hands.
Stoneware, wheel thrown, approx 12"x12"x6"h with a rolled rim
Stoneware, slab-built, approx 4"x4"x4"
Occasionally, I have diverged from functionality into the world of ceramic art.
In 2015, the centennial year of my mother's birth, I began a conceptual project to honor her. I made 100 tiny busts resembling my mother, Marion Facinger, which I placed in public restrooms around the world, documenting the project on Instagram. You can learn about my mother and my "Ladies' Room Project" here and on Instagram if you like.
In 2017, I made a series of fish dedicated to my father, Eliot Freidson, who loved fishing and who taught me to share that pleasure. The "Father Project" fish swim close to home.
I make most of my work in a studio in Tribeca. If you are interested in taking classes or renting studio space, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like looking at videos of making pottery, I have posted several on You Tube of my maestro, Jerry Marshall. Just search You Tube and Facebook for his name and you will find them.