Practice Practice: Amy Sanders de Melo

Episode 1.13

Portrait of artist Amy Sanders de Melo. She is sitting in between 2 of her vases. Her elbow is resting on a pedestal and she is smiling.


In this episode

Isa and Dylan interview Amy Sanders de Melo.

Amy Sanders de Melo is a Colombian-American artist and disability advocate living and working in Oklahoma. As an interdisciplinary artist with both vision and hearing loss, she strives to create ceramic vessels and installations that speak to the resiliency of the human spirit. She utilizes research, interviews, personal writings, and braille on clay as a way of telling stories, encouraging meditation, and creating space for grieving and healing.

Amy currently serves on the Sunny Dayz Mural Festival board of directors and is a resident artist at Red Heat Ceramics, an artist-run community clay studio. She has exhibited her work nationally and has been featured in several publications, and she advocates for accessibility and inclusion in all art spaces.


About the Practice Practice podcast

Practice Practice is created by Isa Rodriguez and Dylan Cale Jones. Season One of Practice Practice is funded by a THRIVE Grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the Andy Warhol Foundation.