Amy Godard

Amy Godard is an artist, craftsperson, farmer, and teacher. Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, Amy divides her time making, selling, and teaching art and farming the land. She is also an avid collector of vintage goods that she sells at booth #38 in the Ashland Artisan Emporium.

In 2003-2004 she studied art, history and Spanish in Ashland’s sister city Gunanajuato, Mexico where she discovered a rich landscape of folk crafts, theater and folklore. Inspired by folklore and folk crafts from around the world, Amy began creating her own indie folk designs in 2005 under the name “amyfolk,” You can find her art and folk crafts for sale at her booth at the Ashland Artisan Emporium, the Rogue Gallery in Medford and at the Lithia Artisans Market in Ashland, Oregon.

In 2005, Amy graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art and Spanish with course studies in dance, folklore and education. While living in Eugene, she worked at the EMU Craft Center where she was able to focus more of her time studying various craft methods such as metal fabrication and stained glass. In 2006, she began teaching art classes and continues teaching part-time through the Ashland Art Center, Rogue Gallery and privately in her studio in Ashland.

Amy’s is known for making sculptures from found objects and clay. She has also been making prints made from cut paper stencils. Inspired by nature and folklore, she works in many mediums such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics, fiber art, installation art and is involved in puppet theater.  Most Recently, she has exhibited at the Ashland Painters Union Gallery, Rogue Gallery, and at Art Du Jour.

While Amy shows in gallery spaces, she has also curated community art shows and organized community art spaces at the Ashland Art Center.  She is a co-founding member of MAda Shell Gallery in Ashland, member of the Rogue Gallery in Medford, and former member of the Ashland Painters Union in Ashland.

In 2011, Amy married a farmer and moved to the Upper Rogue where she became a secondary operator on a certified organic farm.  Here, Amy cultivates her own medicinal herbs such as arnica, lavender, chamomile, calendula, sage, St. John’s Wort and more. She turns her herbs into soothing salves and balms for the body, skin and hair which she sells online and at the Lithia Artisans Market.

Show More

Ashland Artisan Emporium

The Ashland Artisan Emporium is owned by Michelle Christian, wife and mother of 3 daughters. Her husband, Travis, is the business manager for Adroit Construction in Ashland, Oregon. The Emporium was the vision of Michael Rydbom, Michelle's father. In April of 2010, Michael asked his daughter if she would be willing to help transform the old DJ's Video space into a crafter's marketplace. Michelle had always admired her dad's entrepreneurial spirit and was eager to make him proud, so even though she already had two kids, a real estate career and one more daughter on the way, she said yes. On November 1, 2010, the store opened it's doors to a welcome reception from the community. They were voted Best New Business of 2010 only months later by the Ashland Sneak Preview. Within weeks of opening, the store was at capacity and had quickly become the "go-to" store for all things unique and affordable.

Related Articles

Back to top button