Meet new artists at the Market: Amanda Bridges

You can expect the same standard of excellence every year at Kentucky Crafted: The Market but never the same exact show. The Kentucky Arts Council juries new participants into the Kentucky Crafted Program annually, so there is always new artwork to discover. Meet some of the artists new to the Market in 2016.


Amanda Bridges Pottery, Winchester – Booth 366


How did you get started? What is your training?
I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Western Kentucky University, where my main emphasis of study was drawing and printmaking. I took my first pottery class there. I continued to dabble in pottery for many years before taking a serious interest about 10 years ago.

What do you want buyers to know about your work? What makes it different?Bridges_Amanda04
I combined my love of clay with my early love of drawing and printmaking. I see the clay surface as a canvas and use various drawing and print techniques to decorate my pottery.

Name some of your career accomplishments.
I am also a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

What are you looking forward to about showing at Kentucky Crafted: The Market?
It’s a great opportunity to display my work, see old friends and make new ones.

The Market will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $10 for one day and $15 for both days, and can be purchased online or at the door. Children 15 years of age and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

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