Artist Member Directory

Members directory

  • Profile picture of Amanda Warren
    Amanda Warren

    Amanda Warren is 171 Cedar Arts Center’s Ceramic Technician and Instructor. Amanda started teaching at 171 in 2013 and became the full-time Ceramic Technician in 2014. Amanda is a graduate of Alfred University where she received her BFA in Ceramics and Art Education. Amanda then earned her M.S. Ed. in Art Education from Syracuse University in 2012. Amanda is also certified through NYS as a K-12 Visual Arts teacher. While her main form of art making is based in ceramics, she has practiced in glass blowing, printmaking, and drawing. Originally from Schenectady New York, Amanda now lives in Hornell with her husband Matt, son Desmond, and their precocious kitties Hazel and Willow. Amanda is happiest when in the studio and classroom making art with her students and passing on her love for all things art. When she isn’t in the studio, you can find her at the movies, outside enjoying nature, or out and about on an adventure. Her favorite color is periwinkle.


    Ceramics, Mixed Media, Multi-Disciplinary, Sculpture

  • Profile picture of Kirk Allen
    Kirk Allen

    The focus of Kirk’s work is to make beauty that supports the joy found in the everyday.   Kirk looks forward to the personal expression that is pottery from the organization of his creative space, the collection of clays, tools, and materials, the forming of pieces, the mixing, testing, and application of glazes, the firing of the kiln, and the greatest joy of all presenting the finished work to a friend.  Pottery is a personal journey of self-exploration and problem solving.  He finds the meditative process of pottery is restorative to the rhythm of life.  Kirk has been a Ceramic Artist for 20 years.  He has a B.A.: in Art,  Focus: Ceramics, from Northwestern Collage, Orange City, IA. He was a ceramics instructor and student at Orange Street Pottery, Wilmington, NC,  He has taken classes, as well at John C. Campbell Folk Arts School, Brasstown, NC.