Functional Pottery Studio
Thank you for stopping by Alazan Ceramics, the studio of Amy Henson. I specialize in wheel thrown and altered functional ceramics, made primarily of porcelain clay fired to cone 10 in reduction with the addition of salt or soda. The studio is located about 40 miles east of Dallas, in Royse City. All professional photography is taken by Harrison Evans.
Matched mugs, soda fired cone 10, 2009
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.