email: amandabarr (@) gmail.com

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Amanda Barr is an artist and educator currently working on her MFA in ceramics/MA in Art/Art History at the University of Montana in Missoula. A habitual nomad, she has lived in six states and four countries in the past 15 years; most recently she enjoyed several years in Seattle.



2021 expected Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics / MA Art-Art History, University of Missoula, Montana

2015 Post-Baccalaureate, Ceramics, University of Colorado Boulder

2008 Master of Arts, Modern Languages- Spanish Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Kansas State University

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Spanish, Truman State University


2019 TA, Screenprinting 1; Art of the US, University of Montana

2018 Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, summer art camps

2016-2018 Instructor, Pottery Northwest, Courses: Clay as Canvas I, II, III, Majolica, Welcome to Wheel World, History of Porcelain, Sculptural Surfaces, Printmaking on Clay, NCECA Pre-fest workshop, private events; children and adults

2016, 2018 Visiting Instructor, Ceramics, International School, Bellevue WA

2016 Workshop Instructor, Surface Intensive, Kirkland Arts Center

Adjunct Instructor, Highline Community College, Des Moines WA, Spanish I-IV

2008-2015 Adjunct Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, IA, Spanish I-IV

Instructor, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA; ceramics and theatre for children and adults

Instructor, The Workspace at Iowa State Memorial Union

2006-2008 Kansas State Graduate Assistant Instructor of Record, Spanish I-IV


2016-2018 Long-term Artist-in-Residence, Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

2017 Artist in Residence, AIR Vallauris, Vallauris France

2015 Artist in Residence, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA


2018 President’s Award, UM Student Juried Show, Missoula MT

Dean’s Award, UMECA Holiday Show, Missoula MT

“National Clay Week” Ceramics Monthly, October 2018

“Sanctuary” Ceramics Monthly, February 2018

“What To Do When Life Figures You Out” Studio Potter, Fall/Winter 2018

“Descubriéndose: Natalia Arbelaez” Revista Esteka de Cerámica Contemporánea, Esteka #25

2016 “Wally” RAP Grant Pottery Northwest, for research and residency in Europe

“Growlerfest” Ceramics Monthly, September 2016

2015 NCECA Blog show reviews, artist interviews, blog.nceca.net

“Beneath The Surface” Studio Potter Magazine, Vol 43 No 2

“Discovering Family Value” Studio Potter Magazine, Vol 43 No 1

“Experimenting With Social Media” NCECA Annual Journal No 49

2012 Ceramics and Print 3rd Edition, Paul Scott

2010 & 2011 Iowa Emerging Artist Des Moines Arts Festival, Des MoinesCURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2018 (in)Visible, Braddock Carnegie Library, Concurrent Exhibition for NCECA 2018, Pittsburgh PA. February 2-March 30.

2017 50 Years of Pottery Northwest, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Concurrent Exhibition for NCECA 2017, Portland OR


2019 Canary Sings Silent, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula MT18 Weight of Words, Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

Puzzle Jugs, Food Art Gallery, Seattle WA

2015 #HappyWifeHappyLife (Opium Dreams) Gallery 360, Minneapolis MN

2013 Niebla Raygun, Des Moines IA


2019 Collaborative Companions II, NCECA Minneapolis MN

UM/MSU Student and Faculty Juried Show, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT

2018 UMECA Holiday Show

Annual UM Student Juried Show

50th Annual Clay Fiber Paper… Octagon Gallery for the Arts, Ames IA

IdentiTea Craft Alliance Gallery, St Louis, MO

Growlerfest 2018 Brew Fest Association, Pittsburgh PA

Coffee & Clay Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

Cups of Conversation NCECA, Pittsburgh PA

2017 UnWedged Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

AIR Residents Exit Show Vallauris, France

Steinfest Claymakers Gallery, Durham NC

SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show Savannah Clay Community, Savannah GA

Last Call II Companion Gallery, Humboldt TN

Conductivity Companion Gallery, Humboldt TN

The Hudgens National Cup Show The Hudgens Center, Duluth GA

Twin Cups Missouri Western State University, St Joe, MO

ClayFest NorthWest Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

Seattle Art Fair Satellite Show Bemis Building, Seattle WA

49th Annual Clay Fiber Paper… Octagon Gallery for the Arts, Ames IA

2016 4th Annual Cup Show Studio 550 Arts, Manchester NH

UnWedged Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

8x8 Invitational Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

Coffee & Clay Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

Cheers! Medalta Studios, Medalta ON Canada

2015 Third Clay & Glass Biennial City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea CA

Circus! Foundry Art Center, St Charles, MO

Drink This! Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

2014 Cup, The Intimate Object X Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL

Girl Parts Mudfire Gallery, Decatur GA

KCCG Teabowl National Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City MO

Visions In Clay, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton CA

48th Annual Clay Fiber Paper… Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA

2013 Art and the Urban Garden Lilstreet Gallery, Chicago IL

Print on Clay Mudfire Gallery, Decatur GA

2012 8 Fluid Ounces Glassel Gallery, Baton Rouge LA

Central Time Ceramics Bradley University, Peoria IL

Daily Companions Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD

Workhouse Clay National Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

Iowa Artists: Print Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA

The Perfect Plate Lilstreet Art Center, Chicago IL

Dining In IV 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX


2017-present Founder/Curator We Are Not Invisible, wearentinvisible.org

2016-2018 Social Media Director National Clay Week, nationalclayweek.org

2016 Webmaster/CFO Potters for Pulse fundraiser, #potters4pulse

2014-2016 Social Media Director NCECA

2009-2015 Publicity Director Creative Artists’ Studios of Ames


All photos on this site were taken by Amanda Barr, and are copyright Amanda Barr, 2018.