Amy Sanders de Melo is a Colombian, American artist and educator living and working in Oklahoma. As a multidisciplinary artist with visual impairments, she strives to create ceramic work and installations that speak to the resiliency of the human spirit. She utilizes Braille on porcelain as a way of telling stories, encouraging meditation, and creating space for grieving and healing.
Sanders de Melo currently resides in Tulsa and is member at Red Heat Ceramics, an artist-run, community ceramics studio. She received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma where she studied ceramics, sculpture, and filmmaking. In 2015, she spent two months in Italy completing an artist residency and collaborating with international artists on public art mosaics. Following this, she spent two years as an art educator in an after school arts program for underserved youth. Sanders de Melo has exhibited her work regionally and nationally and she is a recipient of the inaugural Emerging Artist Cohort from the American Craft Council in 2021 and The Color Network + Arrowmont Fellowship in 2023.