I found it difficult, even while traveling abroad, to find unique hand-crafted gifts that didn’t cost a fortune…so, I decided to make my own. These are handmade pieces designed and crafted to become treasured, family heirlooms. ~ Ame Wauters
Ame’s clay creations are inspired by the grace and beauty found in nature. “I find that there is no greater inspiration than the elegance and whimsy that flowers, trees, leaves, and any other organic creation provides. The colors, the lines… it’s an endless wellspring of ideas and inspiration. I strive to capture just a bit of that asymmetrical balance and beauty in my work. “
Each piece is entirely crafted by hand, so no piece is the same. They make wonderful wedding gifts or pieces for that extra special occasion.
Ame’s love for clay was discovered when she co-taught a porcelain doll making class to young girls 20 years ago. Over the course of that year, she was fascinated by the process of bringing hands to clay and watching what emerged. The flexibility, fluidity, and responsiveness of clay captivated her. Each doll had a life of it’s own and gave these girls a voice they did not have before they started. She watched the clay become a powerful instrument of communication, allowing each girl safe and easy access to what was inside their heart and mind.
After her experience with crafting her own doll, she found a deep respect for the magic that happens when hands commune with clay. She now primarily works with porcelain, although continues to experiment with other varieties of clay, as well.
Recently she has added a line of Hobbit/Bird Houses that make wonderful art pieces for your home or garden.
Each piece is infused with a sense of reverence for the beauty found in nature ~ Ame Wauters