Amy owns and runs Craftivate. She graduated from NYU with a BS in Graphic Communications. She became a certified CT art educator and taught high school art at Sacred Heart Academy until 2011. After a few years of being a stay at home mom, Amy started Craftivate in 2015. She has a wide range of knowledge covering many areas of art and is learned in a variety of craft disciplines. Whether it is drawing, painting, portfolio reviews, jewelry making, basket coiling or any number of creative disciplines, Amy is able to provide guidance and share valuable knowledge to make your experience at Craftivate one to remember.
I have always been a hands on type of person. As a child, I was surrounded by science, craft, and family. Naturally my nerdy childhood self wanted to be a science teacher until I realized that there's much more to science than just experiments. So for college, I looked towards the arts.
I've worked in many other mediums before I found clay two years into college. It was in a sculpture class that I immediately fell in love with working in three dimensions. Fast forward six years and here I am making art to bring smiles to faces and whimsy to homes. Many of my influences shine through, as well as my love for animals, color, and bad puns. Humor and making helps me cope and connect, which is ultimately why I make the things I make.