Author Profile
Amy Gogarty

After teaching for sixteen years at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Amy Gogarty relocated in 2006 to Vancouver, BC, where she works as an independent writer and visual artist. She has written, presented, or published over one hundred critical essays in Canada and abroad. In 2021, she was named an Honorary Member of NCECA. She maintains an active ceramics practice and is a passionate advocate for ceramics in British Columbia. 


Their ceramic objects serve as repositories of technique, mobility, potential, and function, enhancing our understanding and appreciation of situations afforded by domestic environments. Creating meaningful relationships with objects enables us to envision more sustainable worlds with fewer, but, better, things.
. . . To work with a plan that is pre-set is one way of avoiding subjectivity. . . . The plan would design the work. . . . the artist would select the basic form and rules that would govern the solution of the problem.