Amanda graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Public Art and Design. Her work relates directly to the public realm, she is attracted to the interaction between people and the built/natural environment, how communities and people communicate with these spaces, 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 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 at exhibitions and fairs in the East and South of England.
Her project and residency based work is 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.
She is part of an arts partnership with artist 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/curatorial role at the Eastgate Gallery, Gatehouse Arts and the Young Curators program based in Harlow, Essex.