In kindergarten, Amber made her first ceramic piece. It was a blue ashtray with her palm-print in it. From the moment she saw that a malleable piece of dirt could be turned into a rock hard waterproof item, she was hooked on clay. Much later in her career (second grade) when she won the local poster contest, she knew she was destined to be an artist.
Many years later Amber received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Southern California, and then continued her education with a Masters Degree in Art Education at San Francisco State University. At that time she also received her California teaching credential and went on to teach ceramics in the public school system.
When Amber moved to Hawaii 12 years ago, she left teaching so she could focus on her own art in earnest with an eye towards making it in the world of galleries.
45 years after making that fateful ashtray (many shows and many awards later) Amber?s work is exhibited and collected internationally.