Backyard Clay Workshops can be found on our Events page and Airbnb Experiences - running all summer 2023!
is the work of Amy Adams Ratliff.
Founded in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, Perch Objects is headquartered in the Hudson Valley — a region brimming with creative energy.
Trained as an industrial designer, and with years designing for industry powerhouses like West
Elm and David Weeks, Amy's work is the result of an intentional spontaneity that allows the concepts and processes of each piece to inform the final product.
Each piece starts with a sketch, followed by a 3D model, glaze trials, technical drawings and, of course, numerous failed attempts.
After years of working exclusively in clay, Perch Objects has recently begun revisiting other materials — namely brass, concrete and wood — embracing a more experimental approach to the process.
In addition to her practice, Amy is a professor of Product Design at Parsons School of Design in New York and teaches workshops locally, at the Kingston Ceramics Studio and through her Backyard Clay Workshops series.