Ceramic artist, Amy Goldstein-Rice is a native of Spartanburg, SC. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and studied ceramics with a number of established artists at arts and crafts schools throughout the southeast : Rising Fawn Pottery Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
In 1976 she joined the staff at the Spartanburg Arts Council as their artist in residences. During her years with the Arts Council, she conducted adult pottery classes, promoted the visual arts through the visiting arts program in the public schools and established a pottery studio. At present she continues to produce her ceramics art in the Spartanburg area. Over her thirty-year career Amy has won numerous awards for her smoked fired ceramics and figurative sculptures. Her ceramics has sold both nationally and abroad.