Amanda is a clay artist who specializes in whimsical masks and other pieces with a cat or woman theme. The Oklahoma native reveals her Southwestern roots in her choices of colors and patterns. Operating as Showkitty Pottery, she hand-builds pottery from slabs of terra cotta clay. She applies her quirky sense of fun to a variety of pieces, including masks, platters, bowls, spoonrests, ornaments and pins. Amanda works from her studio at home in Louisville, where she lives with her husband, Butch, and cats, Munch, G’Kar and Dot. She started by taking a just-for-fun pottery class and now has been doing pottery professionally for about 12 years, presenting her work at art fairs, in exhibitions and in galleries around the country.