Amanda graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Public Art and Design. Her work is primarily in the public realm, with an interest in how communities and people communicate with these spaces. She is attracted to the interaction between people and the built/natural environment, using art to help humanise a public space, bringing the lost or forgotten back into the present or a sense of play into the everyday.
Her work is often project based, in partnership with schools, local authorities, regeneration programs, health authorities, community groups, museums and environmental spaces. Exploring themes relating to the narrative, memory, curiosity and the unusual and mapping these through visual ways with those communities.
Her Ceramic studio practice at Gatehouse Arts, allows her to indulge her passion in contemporary craft using clay to explore contrasts in texture and materials, surface decoration and materiality. She often uses the idea of miniature, authenticity and the handmade to examine how we view and value objects. Her work is regularly featured at the Tudor House Gallery in Sawbridgeworth and exhibitions in the East of England.
She is currently working on public art and festival installations in an arts partnership with Elaine Tribley as RichTea Projects. RichTea Projects is an art partnership working with people and places to create unique experiences and artworks that inspire, respond, educate and highlight the unusual and unknown aspects of communities and towns. www.richtea projects.co.uk
Other aspects of her practice include gallery educational work and a coordinating/cutorial role at the Eastgate Gallery, Gatehouse Arts.