Functional Pottery Studio
Thank you for stopping by Alazan Ceramics, the studio of Amy Henson. I am currently working in slab-built, textured, and sculpted white earthenware with underglaze decorations fired in an electric kiln to cone 04. The studio is located about 40 miles east of Dallas, in Royse City. All professional photography is taken by Harrison Evans and S.K. Plagens.
Equine bust jar, electric fired cone 04, 2014
I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in studio art, concentration ceramics, in 2007. I took one throwing class as a sophomore, which fueled a passion that has been humming along ever since. I studied under Peter Beasecker, with additional tutelage from various adjunct professors and visiting artists, including Matthew Metz, Julia Galloway, Beth Cavener-Stichter, Jeff Oestreich, Linda Sikora, Louise Rosenfield, etc. I share living space with my husband Aaron and our two erstwhile stray cats Melvin and Mau. I proudly own and show Peruvian Paso horses, of which I own 3 including one ornery, retired old mare. Azucena was my first horse, and due to her chestnut color (the word in Spanish is "alazan") she became the namesake for my studio. I also enjoy a good beer, delicious food, and creative impulses in general.