New Haiku Fan Design Collaboration

Check out the new Haiku fan available from Big Ass Fans, collaboratively designed by my husband, Hunter Stamps, and myself.

Ceramic Arts Daily DVD

"Making and Decorating a Tea Service" is an instructional dvd produced by Ceramic Arts Daily. In this video six forms are demonstrated: a cup, saucer, creamer, sugar jar, teapot, and tray. These forms cover the spectrum of important throwing skills a potter needs to develop, from throwing off the hump to pulling handles off the pot. Within each form, there are great ideas for increasing efficiency while throwing, and for creating formal elements that relate from one piece to another. 

Shows 2018
Oct 12-14
Nashville, TN
November 17
Lexington, KY
December 15
Lexington, KY
Galleries

My work can be found on occasion at these online galleries:

Online Gallery
3638 East Mitchell Street- Humbolt, TN
123 S Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT

And also featured in these fine craft galleries:

Lexington Green - Lexington, KY
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY
237 W. Broadway St. Frankfort, KY
21 East Main Street, Saluda, NC
200 Artisan Way - Berea, KY
7 Boston Way - Asheville, NC

Growing up in a family of artists has taught me to appreciate the handmade object. My parents both worked in clay when I was very young. I grew up using their pottery in the home and it inherently became something of great importance. I did not actually make my first piece of pottery until high school art class. At that point I became interested in not only the nostalgia of ceramics, but also of clay as a material of expression. In college I wanted to further my knowledge of clay so I spent most free hours of the day in the studio, attending workshops and working for different potters. By surrounding myself in this atmosphere I felt a great sense of community that further supported my passions.

I find a great sense of pride in being a potter because I can carry on the tradition of working with clay while expressing my love for handmade ceramics. I believe that crafting well made objects holds a deep meaning to those working with their hands. We rely on the material to translate an inner language. It is a language of patience, diligence, contemplation and expression. I want my work to communicate these ideas, as well as, speak of the sensualness of clay as a material. My concentration rests on the idea of making forms that breathe a quiet strength that which holds the users attention, even if for a moment.

In 2002 I received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of North Carolina in Asheville. After completing college I began working in my own studio, 'Stamps Pottery'. I received several artist grants to help with the purchase of studio equipment. My work cycle revolves around exhibiting in retail and wholesale shows, online gallery sales and commissions.

My husband Hunter Stamps, 2 daughters and I happily call the bluegrass of Kentucky home. Much of the year you can find us traveling to craft shows in the region. Please check out my show schedule or the gallery list to find more of my work. If you are a student aiming to learn about my throwing techniques you can find an instructional DVD through Ceramic Arts Daily.

Contact

Riley/Caldwell Registry

Riley / Caldwell Registry

All pieces are made to order and will be picked up by the bride and groom after wedding celebration.