Amy Davis Roth: About the Artist

Amy Davis Roth (A.K.A. Surly Amy) is a full-time multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California.

She is the creator of Surly-Ramics and has created, as of the writing of this, over 19,000 handmade necklaces.Her designer jewelry line is inspired by knowledge and nature and encourages science communication, humanism and critical thinking. She opened her online Etsy store in 2007.

Amy is the author and illustrator of The Feel Good Bar and Grill an all ages fictional story you can color about robots who live and work on the moon Enceladus!

Amy was a longtime contributor (2009-2018) to the widely popular blog where she wrote about critical thinking, feminism, secularism, science communication, and pop culture. She was managing editor and co-founder of Skepchick’s sister site that deals with the intersection of art and science called, Mad Art Lab. Along with her ceramic work, she is also a painter and a part-time photographer. She has created art for Film and started her career doing graphic design. She is the founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group or LAWAAG, a private group for women that meets monthly in Los Angeles. Amy teaches an abstract fluid painting or paint pouring class.

Amy created the installation art project called A Woman’s Room Online in 2014.

Amy is a public speaker and has given talks, moderated or participated in panels at the following conferences: SkeptiCAL, TAM (2), SkeptiCON, Convergence, Dragon*Con, Geek Girl Con (2), American Atheist Con, CSI Con, Women in Secularism , SkepchickCon(2).


Amy Davis Roth has been featured, interviewed or written about on; Make MagazineSlate, BuzzFeed, Skeptical Inquirer, Boing-Boing(2), iO9, LAistScientific American Blog(2), Secular Woman Science For the People Radio Show, NPR/KPCC Radio, KPFK Radio show; Feminist MagazineThe Blk Grrrl Show,  Bustle, Smithsonian Magazine and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN).

Photography contest winner on c&en in May 2016 for Strawberry DNA photo.

You can find her on Twitter @surlyamy and on Patreon.