Amy Douglas makes small sculptures from broken Staffordshire Flatbacks.......
Amy has exhibited extensively over the years from a solo show in New York at Jack Hanley , Collect at the Saatchi gallery and Paul Smith at Albermarle St
Her work is in numerous private collections .
The Art of Salmagundi a project that has been quietly evolving from around 2008.
"Salmagundi" is an old french and middle english word relating to a hodgepodge of things, a mixture and a variety of ingredients.
As an artist her practice involves applied arts and the transformation of broken objects. The broken Staffordshire ceramic figures each have a unique break or loss. This adds an element of serendipity to the project. Each piece had an original theme or identity , Amy adds a twist on the original figurine, and creates a modern surreal story, an opera in the inanimate for our extraordinary times. It takes quite a while to source the perfect broken object , hence the serendipity and pace of the studio practice. That is the objects can't be knocked out commercially and are unique as no object is found broken in the same place.
Amy started her art career at Edinburgh College of Art in 1991, then trained in The Decorative Arts at The City and Guilds of London Art School ,and has an MA in printmaking from Camberwell College of Art.
" It's because I have a tilted uterus" 2016
Paul Smith Albermarle St,Mayfair, London 2020
Lulu Guinness Lulu Loves 2020
Menargie, Gallery68 , Sept , 2019
Glitter Bunnies, Forartsake, London , May 2019
Collect 18, Saatchi Gallery,Cynthia Corbett,2018
Young Masters, Pall Mall Gallery, Cynthia Corbett 2017
The Art of Salmagundi : Jack Hanley Gallery, New York , 2016