Amy B. Carnahan

Amy B. Carnahan is a teaching artist who works mainly in ceramic and illustration medium while utilizing her background in architecture to develop her personal aesthetic.

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Amy enjoyed a view of the incredible mountain range from her front yard and had an early appreciation of the rugged beauty of the Rockies.  This love for place would shift during college when the school of architecture would take her to urban settings such as Chicago, New York City, and Rome.  Whether it’s a rural mountain meadow or a dense urban block, Amy continues to find inspiration in her surroundings.

Amy learned to sketch, draft, and sculpt in college where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Ceramic Art Minor from the University of Arkansas.  After several years in Little Rock, Arkansas working full-time as an architect and part-time as an artist, she moved to Baltimore with her husband.  There she would become involved in the local clay community and become a mother.

Amy began teaching ceramics in 2010, a crucial part of her work that she continues today.  She was a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks 2011-2012 and exhibits her work locally and nationally.  Amy currently works from her basement studio row home in South Baltimore.