Amy Chase is currently the Creative Design Director for Louisville Visual Art in Louisville, Kentucky. Since residing in Louisville she has also been the Ceramics Instructor and Gallery Director at Spot 5 Art Studio and taught Ceramics at Jefferson Community andTechnical College. From 2010–2012 she was the Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Chase received her MFA in Studio Art from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2010 and received her BFA from Murray State University in 2000.
Chase’s ceramic work focuses on representing personal relationships, memories or situations of her experiences. The surface consists of intricate patterns that are applied using precise silkscreened slip and glazing techniques. These choices in pattern address personal experiences, while at the same time evoking the viewers’ own memories. The patterns used throughout the work are representations of familiar imagery found within her childhood. These patterns are used to create a linking association between people, things, or events. Each piece is an attempt to depict specific relationships and environments within her experiences.
Amy Chase has recently been awarded the Al Smith Fellowship, the title of ‘Emerging Artist’ by American Style magazine, has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, 500 Ceramic Sculptures and 500 Ceramic Vases. Chase has also has an extensive exhibition record including venues such as: The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Clay Studio of Missoula in Missoula, Montana; The Washington Project for the Arts in Washington D.C.; Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado and Lincoln Arts in Lincoln, California.