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Amy Gelber Pottery


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. Founder of the Village Potters in Asheville, NC.

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-renown ceramic artists for 8 months. In May of 2008, Amy returned to Orange County and relaunched Amy Gelber Pottery in Efland, NC.


She fires her functional work in her gas kiln in Hillsborough.

In 2020 she switched directions and  started carving woodland animals. The enchantment of folklore shows up in her mystical animals lending comfort, protection and joy.  

Amy offers her work through her online store, seasonal shows and at kiln openings.  

Please also check for her work at local galleries:


Ackland Art Museum Store

NC Crafts

Rabbit and Owl

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