Amy Kennedy is a ceramic artist living in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by the natural world, particularly its intricate and delicate structures, her work is guided through the process and exploration of materials. She is driven by a sense of wonder and curiosity in natural phenomena and endeavors to capture these qualities in her works.
Amy began ceramics at her local community centre, learning the process of throwing on the potter’s wheel, and was hooked from the beginning. Studies at Box Hill Institute of TAFE and RMIT University cemented her commitment to a career as a ceramic artist. After graduation Amy undertook a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands, a unique experience for developing her work and ideas. This instilled in her a passion for travel and its ability to expand experience.
In 2012 Amy was a resident artist at The Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Colorado and traveled through Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and California to visit local artists and conduct research into natural formations. This project was supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Amy was awarded a New Work Grant by the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013 to develop and create new ceramic work based on research into glass techniques. Most recently, Amy was awarded first prize in the 2015 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition and undertook a residency at Baer Art Center, Iceland (2016).
Amy’s studio practice sees her making one-off pieces for exhibition. Alongside her practice Amy works in a mix of Arts Management and teaching roles. Amy is represented by Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne.