Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Master of Fine Arts

Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Bachelor of Fine Arts

professional experience

2015–Present, Creative Design Director
Louisville Visual Art; Louisville, Kentucky

2017–Present, Co-Founder and Organizer
Southern Crossings Pottery Festival; Louisville, Kentucky

2012–2015, Ceramics Instructor, Studio Manager, Gallery Director
Spot5 Art Center, Spot5 Art Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky

2014, Adjunct Professor – Ceramics
Kentucky Community and Technical College; Louisville, Kentucky

2010–2012, Adjunct Professor – Ceramics
Southeast Missouri State University; Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2010, Visiting Artist – Three day workshop and lecture
Murray State University; Murray, Kentucky

2009–2010, Instructor of Record – Beginning Ceramics
Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, Illinois

2008–2009, Museum Archive Supervisor
Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, Illinois

2008, Research Assistant to Pattie Chalmers
Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, Illinois

2007–2008, Instructor of Record – Introduction to Computer Graphics
Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, Illinois

2002–2007, Graphic Designer/Exhibit Installation
American Quilter’s Society; Paducah, Kentucky

2002–2003, Ceramics Instructor
Paducah Parks and Recreation; Paducah, Kentucky

honors and awards

2017   Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship

2016   Best in Show, International Cone Box Show, NCECA, Kansas City

2014   Artebella, Exhibiting Artist of the Day, July 30, 2014

2010   Emerging Artist, AmericanStyle magazine, Winter
            2010 NICHE Awards Finalist, Professional Division, Ceramics: Wheel-thrown,
            Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
            Purchase Award, Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots; Permanent
            Teaching Collection, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2009   Laguna Featured Artist,
            Purchase Award, 1+1, Juror: David Toan,
            Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois.

2008    NICHE Award, Student Award Winner, Ceramics: Sculptural
             Category,Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2001    Fourth Place, Yeiser 2001 National Competition, Yeiser Art Center,
            Paducah, Kentucky.

2000   15th and Olive Award, OMAS Show, Clara M. Eagle Gallery,
             Murray, Kentucky.

selected exhibitions

2019    Louisville Link, Invitational
           New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony Indidan
            Miniature Invitational, Invitational
            The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, Kentucky
           CURRENT: An Exhibition of SXPF, Invitational
           CRAFT(S) Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2018    Palliative Pour, NCECA Exhibition, Invitational
             Threadbare Cider and Mead, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
             Out of Hand, Invitational
            Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2017     Illinois Unearthed, Invitational
             Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado
             Get Ready-Get Set: Multiples in Clay
             Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, Kentucky
             Artist In Our Midst, Juror: Kayla Bischoff
             Kaviar Forge & Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky
             45th Mid-states Craft Exhibition, Juror: Perry A. Price
             Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, Indiana
             3rd Annual Clayfest Cup Show: Deep Inner Cups; Juror: Richard Wehrs
             Gallery Zeke, Steelville, Missouri
             KC Clay Guild Teabowl National, Juror: Chandra Debuse
             Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
             Small Favors: Think Inside the Box
             The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
             Images on Clay, Juror: Lelani Trinka and Staff
             Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada  
             CRAFTED, Invitational
             Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2016     Printmaking in Kentucky, Juror: Kayla Bischoff
             Kaviar Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
            12 x 12, Juror: InFlux Nashville
            Wedgewood/Houston Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee
           Literary Innovention, Juror: Chris Wubbena
           Catapult Gallery; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Rediscovered Relationships - Solo Exhibition
            Customs House Museum’s Harvill Gallery; Clarksville, Tennessee
            International Cone Box Show, Juror: Garth Clark, Greg Daly, Inge G. Balch
            Hilliard Gallery; Kansas City, Missouri
            Middle Ground NCECA, Coordinator: Pattie Chalmers
            The Warehouse, Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri
            Miniature Exhibition, NCECA, Invitational
            Resource Hall; Kansas City, Missouri
            Make Dishes Fun Again, Invitational
            AA Clay Studio and Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2015    Out of Hand, Invitational
            Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            Artist In Our Midst, Juror: Kayla Bischoff
            Kaviar Forge & Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky
            CRAFTED, Invitational
            Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            Deck the Walls, Invitational
            Via Studio, Louisville, Kentucky
            Art of the Cup and Teapot Spotlight, Invitational
            Ogden Museum of Southern Art; University of New Orleans
            Community Through Clay, Invitational
            West Sahara Library; Las Vegas, Nevada
            The Cup Show: Hudgens National Cup Show, Juror: Carr McCuiston
            The Hudgens Center for the Arts; Duluth, Georgia
           Graphic Clay, Juror: Jason Bige Burnett
           Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, Marylandd

2014    Incommunicado, Invitational
           The Green Building; Louisville, Kentucky
           Faculty Exhibition, Invitational
           Jefferson Community & Technical College Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky
           Biennial Cup Show, Juror: Matt Schiemann
           Morean Art Center; Saint Petersburg, Florida
           Art of the Cup, Invitational
           Ogden Museum of Southern Art; University of New Orleans
           CRAFTED, Invitational
           Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
           Put a Lid on It, Juror: Art Center Staff
           Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Berea, Kentucky
           A Tile & A Vessel, Juror: Nawal Motawi
           Silver City CLAY Festival; Silver City, New Mexico
           10th Annual Instructors Exhibition, Invitational
           Spot5 Art Center; Louisville, Kentucky
           Contemporary Clay 2014, Juror: Jim Romberg
           Western Colorado Center for the Arts; Grand Junction, Colorado
           Cup Show, Jurors: John Gregg, Peter Jakubowski
           Victor F. Keen Gallery; Las Vegas, Nevada

2013   Sixth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Juror: Ben Carter
           Amelia Center Gallery; Gulf Coast State College
           A Matter of Opinion, Invitational
           Water Street Gallery; Douglas Michigan
           Variable Vessels, Invitational
           Coburn Gallery; Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
           Instructors Exhibition, Invitational
           Spot5 Art Center Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky
           America’s ClayFest, Juror: Richard Shaw
           Blue Line Arts Gallery; Roseville, California
            12th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Juror: Kirk Mangus
            Downtown Gallery, Kent State University; Kent, Ohio
            Drink This! Workhouse International Cup Show, Juror: Linda Arbuckle
             Workhouse Art Center; Lorton, Virginia

2012   Volumetric Substrate, Mid-America Print Conference, Group Show
           Seminary Gallery; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Devoted Transients, Invitational
            Cateye Glasses Studio; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Visions In Clay, Juror: Joe Bova
            LH Horton Jr. Gallery; Stockton, California
            Starbrick Clay National, Juror: Ann Judy, Rene Olson
            Starbrick Gallery; Nelsonville, Ohio

2012   Teabowl National, Juror: Bede Clarke
            Kansas City Clay Guild Gallery; Kansas City, Missouri
            San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, Jurors: Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio
            San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; San Angelo, Texas
            4th Contemporary Clay Biennial Exhibition, Juror: Brad Miller
            The Western Colorado Center for The Arts; Grand Junction, Colorado
            Raising Eyebrows, Invitational
            Water Street Gallery; Douglas, Michigan
            Coffee, Tea & …?, Juror: David Toan
            Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery; Oak Park, Illinois
            Friends with Benefits, Invitational
            St. Petersburg Clay Company; Saint Petersburg, Florida
            Contemporary Ceramics Group Exhibition, Invitational
            Shawnee Community College; Ullin, Illinois

2011    Clay on Steele, Invitational
            Barnsite Gallery; Kewaunee, Wisconsin
            UN-WEDGED, Juror: Chris Staley
            Pottery Northwest; Seattle, Washington
            Disconnections, Solo Exhibition
            Bilderbach Gallery; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Finer Things, Juror: Leo Mazow
            SUgAR Gallery; Bentonville, Arkansas
            Barrett Clay Works 3rd National Cup Show, Juror: Adam Welch
            Barrett Art Center; Poughkeepsie, New York
            Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence: NCECA, Juror: Linda Ganstrom
            Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities; Arvada, Colorado
            Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Invitational
            Crisp Museum; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            Visions in Clay, Juror: Judith S. Schwartz
            LH Horton Jr. Gallery; Stockton, California
            Dining In: An Artful Experience, Juror: 18 Hands Gallery
            18 Hands Gallery; Houston, Texas
            More is More, Juror: Melissa Vandenberg
            Lexington Art League; Lexington, Kentucky
            Feats of Clay, Juror: Donna Billick
            Lincoln Arts; Lincoln, California
            SELECT: Exhibition, Art Auction and Gala, Invitational
            Washington Project for the Arts; Washington D.C.
            Two by Two: Small-Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial, Juror: Rain Harris
            Eastern Washington University; Cheney, Washington
            Can You Imagine…, Invitational
            The Sikeston Depot; Sikeston, Missouri
            Sensual Ceramics, Invitational
            Carbondale Clay Center; Carbondale, Colorado

2010   Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots, Juror: Jeannie Hulen
           University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Arkansas
            NICHE 2010 Professional Awards, Ceramics: Wheel-thrown
            Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juror: Bill van Gilder
            Kevin Lehman’s Pottery; Lancaster, Pennsylvania
            2nd Annual National Cup Show, Juror: Ayumi Horie
            Barrett Clay Works; Poughkeepsie, New York
            A New Decade of Clay: 2010, Juror: Richard Shaw
            Sierra Nevada College; Incline Village, Nevada
            10th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Juror: Bill Jones
            Downtown Gallery; Kent State University, Kent Ohio
            Central Time Ceramics, Juror: Matt Wilt
            Bradley University; Peoria, Illinois
            Reconnections, Solo Exhibition
            Mitchell Gallery; Carbondale, Illinois
            Varsity Art XIV, Invitational
            Art Saint Louis; Saint Louis, Missouri
            Eight Fluid Ounces, Juror: Malia Krolak
            Louisiana State University; Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
            SIU-C8, Invitational
            Clara M. Eagle Gallery; Murray, Kentucky

2009   Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Exhibition
            The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            1+1, Juror: David Toan
            Terra Incognito Gallery; Oak Park, Illinois
            Naturally and Artificially Flavored, Juror: GAPP Representatives
            Heart of Healing Gallery; Paducah, Kentucky
            NICHE 2009 Student Awards
            Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            International Cup, Juror: Patti Warashina
            The Clay Studio of Missoula; Missoula, Montana
            Under My Thumb, Invitational
            Surplus Gallery; Carbondale, Illinois

2008   Second Juried Ceramic Cup Show, Juror: Matt Long
            The Amelia Center Gallery; Panama City, Florida
            Spaceship Earth, Juror: Andy Messerschmidt
            Hutchins Gallery at University of Long Island; Brookville, New York
            Object of Desire, Juror: Claire Wolf Krantz
            WomanMade Gallery; Chicago, Illinois
            Think Fast, Invitational
            Surplus Gallery; Carbondale, Illinois
            Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, Juror: Lucy Breslin
            New Hampshire Institute of Art; Manchester, New Hampshire
            C4, Juror: C4 Representatives
            The Glove Factory; Carbondale, Illinois
            Current Ceramics, Invitational
            Surplus Gallery; Carbondale, Illinois

selected publications

 “Meet Amy Chase: Louisville's Emerging Artist”, Ashley Hoff.

February 18, 2015.

500 Prints on Clay: Lark Studio Series, 27, 43, 249, Editor: Linda Kopp. New York: Lark Crafts, 2013. Print, work cited.

Ceramic Sculptures: Lark Studio Series, 108-109, Editor: Linda Kopp. New York: Lark Crafts, 2011. Print, work cited.

“Gallery” (Summer 2011). Clay Times, 34. Polly Beach. Print, work cited.

“Up Close and Personal” (Winter 2010–2011). AmericanStyle, 17(2). Cover, 5, 54, Sarah Baker. Print, work cited.

 “WPA Gala: Amy Chase Sculptures and a Damuse Twist on People-Watching”, Susan Lomuto. Daily Art Muse: Curated Collection of Contemporary Fine Craft on the Web.

“Strictly Functional” (Autumn 2010). Clay Times, 16(88), 42. Print.

Niche Magazine, Winter 2010 Issue, work cited.

“American Style: MHS, MSU Graduate Seen as Emerging Artist”, Hawkins Teague, Murray Ledger and Times, Front Page,  February 4, 2011. Print. Work cited.

 “Sensual Ceramics @ Carbondale Clay Centre”, Musing About Mud, (January 26, 2011)

500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Ray Hemachandra and Julia Galloway. New York: Lark, 2010. Print, work cited.

"MFA Factor." Ceramics Monthly, Oct. 2009: 48-49, work cited.

500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, Suzanne J. E.

    Tourtillott and Julie Hale. New York: Lark, 2009. Print, work cited.

Niche Magazine, Winter 2008 Issue, work cited.

Laguna Featured Artist, web

memberships and organizations

2015-Present    Vice President, Louisville Clay

2015-Present    President, Gnome Home

2013–Present   Member, Louisville Clay

2009–2010       President, Southern Clay Works, Southern Illinois University

2007–2009      Vice President, Southern Clay Works, Southern Illinois University

2007–Present   Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts