Profile Type: Artist
Amy Shinerock

Amy has been working at her craft since 1970's. She received an M.A. in Ceramics from City College in New York, ran a pottery gallery and school in Brooklyn for several years and traveled to Japan where she learned about Japanese wood-firing techniques. As a potter, she returned to the U.S., built a wood-fired kiln and concentrated on making Japanese teaware. She has had several one-person shows in New York City.

In the 1980's family life eclipsed her ceramic work until doing therapeutic work in clay with people with disabilities brought her back to pottery. Her work continues to be strongly influenced by traditional Japenese pottery. Centering a piece of clay is a metaphor for an approach to one's whole life, an activity of inner stillness and attention that yields up beauty. These vessels are created out of this intention and with this there is also the hope that they can impart to those who received them moments of stillness and peace. Amy now works at home in Medford, MA where she has her studio and shows her work.

Her work is represented at Hannah Grimes, Keene NH; Wren, Bethlehem NH; the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.

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I Have Worked With

  • December 2015

    I am a member of MACI and have sold work at their craft shows.

  • May 2015

    Participated in WMOS in 2014 and 2015 selling pottery and needle felted animals

  • September 2008

    I taught pottery at a residential community for people with disabilities

  • Artist

Contact Information

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Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
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Artist Market
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Medford Arts Center, Inc.
Malden Art Gallery
Showing at Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA
Represented in the Fuller Craft Museum Shop
Selling at Hannah Grimes, Keene, NH
Selling at WREN, Bethlehem, NH
Ceramics Degree from City College