Amy Benzie

Amy Benzie


  • Porcelain
  • Stoneware


  • Hand building
  • Sculpting/Modelling
  • Slip casting
  • Throwing


  • Electric
  • Alternative firing
  • Gas/Oil
  • Raku
  • Soda/Salt fired
  • Wood fired
I am a ceramic maker and creative facilitator living and working in Torry, Aberdeen. My curiosity lies in the alchemy of glaze recipes and firing. The element of unpredictability that comes from working with my materials, and the exchanges between art and science greatly inspire the forms and textures of my work. This has led me to innovative and unorthodox methods of pattern application for which I was awarded the Potclays Graduate Award 2017.

My most recent work was a collaborative installation piece with printmaker Rowan Flint, exhibited as part of ‘A Brief Stage’ 2021, a pop up exhibition on Newburgh Beach. Exhibiting in this unique outdoor setting enabled me to build on a narrative developing in my work around how it may interact with the natural environment. Also, to play with new ways of presenting as my experimental glazed pieces worked with Rowan's prints to build an entirely new piece, interacting and growing with the evolving landscape as the tide changed through the day. In my practice I continue to indulge a curiosity in how the natural world and scientific imagery influence my making. This includes using found organic materials in glazes, developing otherworldly sculptures and more recently: the environment of the kiln and the fuel used to fire it.

I hold a BA(hons) in Ceramics from Gray’s School of Art, and have experience facilitating within academic and community settings. Currently, I am working as a Senior Creative Practitioner with the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust.


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