Amanda Barry Jones identifies as a mixed-media visual artist considering her proficiency with many materials from drawing and painting to welding and casting bronze. Her foundation is in Ceramics as she has spent the last fifteen years working with clay in her own work and six of those years teaching others. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where she was born. She received a full ride scholarship to attend the graduate program at Houston Baptist University and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Sculpture and Ceramics.
Amanda teaches runs the Ceramics program at Galveston College and teaches Art History and Art Appreciation at Alvin Community College since 2017. She lives and works as a professional artist in Houston, Texas. Her range of experience as an artist includes curating visiting artists exhibitions and the annual student show in Galveston College's Fine Art Gallery. She participates in live pottery demonstrations, such as an event at the The Museum of Fine Art Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection. She has been accepted into many juried group exhibitions all over Texas. She won third place at the Rising Eyes juried exhibition in 2015 at the Rockport Center of the Arts. She works as a freelance artist and fulfills a variety of painting based commissions like portraits and murals. She is a part of the Houston art market and fair scene. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in many private and public collections such as the Dishman Art Museum.
Her latest fine art series titled, "Quiescence" features many conceptual mixed-media sculptures utilizing ceramics as the foundation mixed with cast bronze elements and found objects. Learn more by viewing the portfolio page.