Friday, August 16, 2013


I have been wanting to explore the beauty and mystery of bees. I keep having beautiful visions of honeycombs and I want to incorporate that hexagonal shape into the next series of work starting in the fall. I also love the idea of stacking work to make totems for outdoor sculpture. I plan to explore these ideas over the next few months as I start to produce new work.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recent Happenings...

I have been neglecting my blog recently, but this is an attempt to capture some highlights. In this group is images of being on stage at Gathering of Artisans, in Black Mountain NC, my work (last image of pitcher) for the HCC Alumni Show, medallions made for Beltane Boogie here in Hillsborough, Kid's Craft Market, Sink that was a commission, my kiln firing away, and the Mother's Day Spring Show. It has been a full year of blessings and busy, fun, creative days.

Finished Work

I thought I would share images of some finished work.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time to mix glazes

I spent a little time getting the kiln shed in order. There is still so much to do! Somehow squirels ate all the electrical cords running spotlights to various spaces. That was the strangest thing. The kiln looks good and that was the biggest concern last time, they had nested in the chimney. I think we spent a full day removing acorns and leaves and all sorts of stuffing. Next step: mix glazes!

Pots waiting to be glazed. Notice Asa's work too!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

In the Studio

I am making some fun work in the studio. I made three of these, each with it's own personality. This kiln load is going to be fantastic.

AGP supports Tails at Twilight

Amy Gelber Pottery was happy to be part of Tails at Twilight, a worthy cause to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham. We donated a large wavy bowl to their auction. See the details below:

Tails at Twilight

2012 Tails at Twilight Logo
The 2012 Tails at Twilight Gala was a wonderful success,
raising over $93,000 for the programs and services
of the Animal Protection Society of Durham.
Thank you volunteers, donors, sponsors and attendees
who made the Gala a night to remember!

Monday, March 26, 2012

I am excited about a new creative cycle. Spring is here and I look forward to making a new series of pots. I am focusing mainly on pottery for the garden, flower pots, watering vessels, large bowls to showcase a beautiful salad. My husband and I have started our own garden and it has changed our lives. This next series of pots reflect my love for being outside, working in the garden, and marveling at the wonders of nature.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Amy Gelber Pottery will be up for auction for the North Carolina Pottery Center Auction August 11, 2011 at the Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales here in Hillsborough, NC. Please join me to support this important cause and keep pottery thriving in NC. http://http//

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Making New Work:

My studio is getting full. Work is piling up in anticipation of the spring kiln opening. Here are some images of the work in greenware state. And one of me sitting on the many boxes of clay yet to be opened.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I wanted to share and promote some fun parades.

If you missed the Handmade Parade in Hillsborough here is a link to what you missed:

Also there is going to be some good parades in the future:

Hillsborough Holiday Parade - December 6th Downtown, 3:00pm. I think Santa will be there!

And please check out:

Greetings in the cause of peace and social justice,
I am happy to announce four amazing events (listed below) as part of the Human Rights Week in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Please join us in answering the call of these young people to work for social change in our community by attending at least one of the following events. Much of this work is the culmination of a semester long exploration of Human Rights by CHHS, ECHHS, and CHS students who participate in the Scene + Heard Youth Arts Collective workshops every Saturday. I am blessed to lead students in such an honest and open artistic investigation of social issues, and I am hopeful that you will come share the process with us! Also, feel free to forward this far and wide.
michael irwin
CHHS Arts Academy Coordinator
"Happy Birthday Human Rights"

– A Parade
Saturday, December 13th @ 10:00 AM
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Chapel Hill Holiday Parade. Please feel free to bring signs with your message about Human Rights, Musical Instruments, Funky Dress or any other fun parade gear
Meet at Old Well UNC Campus at 9:30am Directions

Amy Gelber Pottery will be showing Three Cords and Ascension at the First Baptist Church of Hillsborough Artisan Market on Saturday December 13th from 10am-3pm in the Blake Room. She will also show some wood fired anagama vases that were fired in one of the oldest kilns in Japan. Everyone is welcome!
FBCH: 201 West King Street Hillsborough, NC 27278