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About Amy

Amy makes sculptural works from broken Staffordshire pottery figurines: surreal interventions connected to the original body of the pottery. Where the piece is broken directs her intervention , fusing narrative and historical context to create an extraordinary object for our extraordinary times.

Working with traditional restoration techniques and forming her own version of extreme kintsugi repair with the craft of gesso, gilding materials and recipes from the 14th century, Amy creates and re-invents these objects: a folk art reloaded.

She is always interested in the narrative that comes with ownership of objects. Hereditary tales of families and individuals becomes integral to the story of the inanimate.

The nations' KnickKnacks are the props to the stories of our lives, loves, travels and personal folktales. Amy enjoys reading folktales, myths and legends from around the world. Often these can be the same stories in a different guises, formed from a collective consciousness.

 

Amy's work is in numerous private collections around the world. Her first solo show was in New York at The Jack Hanley Gallery and she currently is on show at House of Hackney London .

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1991 Edinburgh Collage of Art 

 

1994-98 City and Guilds of London Art School 

 

2011 Camberwell College of Art , MA Printmaking