Thanks for visiting. I am a NYC potter working in a shared studio in lower Manhattan. Most of my work is functional and I love that my work can live in your home and enhance your life on a daily basis. I hope that my pottery will be touched, used and become familiar wherever it lives.
The tradition of making ceramics is as old as humankind. We take wet clay, form it into shapes, fire it, decorate and glaze it, and fire it again. Work is often lost along the way and for every object I keep, I may have discarded two others. For me, the process itself, the repetition, the refining of an idea, the return to an old idea, the discovery of a different way to solve a problem, are all engaging.
YES! I do sell my work. In the pre-pandemic age, I had an annual open house/sale of my recent work, generally the last weekend before Christmas. If you would like to be added to my mailing list, please SUBSCRIBE and I will send you an announcement of when and where my next sale might be. You can also email me if you simply must have some of my pieces now, and together we can figure out how to make that happen.
Technical Information: I work in porcelain and stoneware, usually fired to Cone 6 in oxidation. I make things on the wheel, and I also handbuild. All my interior glazes are food-safe, lead free and stable. My pieces can go into the microwave and the dishwasher (but not the oven).
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, and then I placed them 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.
Stoneware, approx 12"x12"x6"h
Stoneware, approx 4"x4"x4"
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 email@example.com. 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.