Amanda Teaches: Ceramics, Summer Camps, Outreach Programs
Amanda Warren is 171 Cedar Arts Center’s Ceramic Technician and Instructor. Amanda started teaching at 171 in 2013 and became the full-time Ceramic Technician in 2014. Amanda is a graduate of Alfred University where she received her BFA in Ceramics and Art Education. Amanda then earned her M.S. Ed. in Art Education from Syracuse University in 2012. Amanda has also been certified through NYS as a K-12 Visual Arts teacher.
While her main form of art making is based in ceramics, she has practiced in glass blowing, printmaking, and drawing. Originally from Schenectady New York, Amanda now lives in Hornell with her husband Matt, their little boy Desmond, and their precocious kitties Hazel and Willow. Amanda is happiest when in the studio and classroom making art with her students and passing on her love for all things art. When she isn’t in the studio, you can find her at the movies, outside enjoying nature, or out and about on an adventure. Her favorite color is periwinkle.
When Amanda isn’t doing technician work she teaches Midday Clay, workshops, and summer camp classes. She has exhibited work in every Mosaic show at 171, the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, created work for the Rockwell Museum, and GlassFest.
Amanda is the 2022 recipient of 171’s Bob Kinner Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.