ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Keith Barney is a North Carolina artist who spends her free time making one-of-kind pieces of art in her Asheboro, North Carolina studio. She has been doing glasswork since 1990 and is inspired by bold graphic patterns, organic shapes, fabric motifs, nature, found objects and places she has traveled.
She graduated from Campbell University with a BFA, double majoring in Studio Art and Graphic Design and she also holds a Masters of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University. She is married to her husband, Jesse and has three kids; Aubrey, Jasper and Adalaide.
I learned the art of stained glass from my parents at a very young age. My goal is to carry on the tradition and teach my children this lost art. I’m fortunate to be able to have a home studio where I can work, create pieces I love and watch my young children grow.
My love for the medium continues to grow and I find myself dreaming about the possibilities of glass-work. If I could describe my work, I’d say it’s whimsical, organic and free-flowing creations. All of my pieces are created and designed from initial sketch to a finely polished work of art. I create each piece from start to finish--each one crafted by my own hands.
My goal for my wholesale line is to create pieces that my clients will love, want to have in their shops and support their efforts to be successful. My relationships with my buyers are the most important part of my business. Without them, I am unable to do what I love---CREATE ART! I ask that if you plan to carry my work please keep me informed of how the collection we customized for your shop is working. Suggestions, ideasand thoughts are always welcome as I intend to build a very long relationship with you!
Amy Keith Barney