Amy Gelber has called North Carolina home since 1978. She is proud to live and work in Orange County, NC.
Amy's ceramic work is a reflection of her lifelong pursuit of art. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997 - finishing a double major in Art and Psychology in four years. She then moved to Waynesville, NC and completed the Professional Crafts - Clay Program at Haywood Community College under Gary Clontz. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from HCC in 2002, Amy sought and secured an internship with her mentor, NC potter Sarah Rolland.
In 2003, Amy Gelber Pottery first opened its doors in Greensboro, NC. In 2005, the business moved to Columbia, SC and then Amy left for Shigaraki, Japan the following year. There she worked as an artist-in-residence, studied Japanese ceramic technique and shared studio space with world-famous ceramic artists.
After returning from Japan, Amy Gelber Pottery had a brief hiatus while Amy and her husband Eli welcomed their first child into the world. Asa David Gelber was born on September 9, 2007.
In May of 2008, Amy returned to Orange County, NC and reopened Amy Gelber Pottery. It is a return home for her and her family and a fulfillment of Amy's dream to operate a business in her hometown.
On February 23, 2010, Amy and her family welcomed their newest member, Noa Zachary Gelber.
Amy offers her work to the public at her studio in Efland, NC.
We are open by appointment only or during the hours of our kiln opening sales.