Amy Veatch lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. Amy’s practice includes metalsmithing and jewelry making, installation, teaching, collaboration, and community building. Her recent work explores the ways collaborative art making and community building can confront inequitable systems. Amy grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Booker T. Washington High school. She received a BA in Art with a concentration in painting from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1985, and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2023.
Amy teaches jewelry making, metal-smithing, and other arts at Pullen Arts Center, Sertoma Arts Center, and NC State University’s Crafts Center. She works with groups of all ages to build community and make art.
What do you like most about do you like most about teaching at the Crafts Center?
I love teaching at the Crafts Center because I have students, staff, and faculty of NCSU along with community members in my classes. The unique blend of students are all on the same level in the studio. That challenge to hierarchical understanding promotes learning in ways that upholds individuals and builds community.