From her studio in the Surrey Hills Amanda creates sculptures, embroideries and paintings based on life outside her back door using a mixture of papier mache, wire, found objects, antique and upcycled fabrics.
Amanda trained as a printed textile designer at UAL Chelsea . Her love of mark making techniques either through stitch, paint or wire manipulation, are combined with colour, intricacy and occasionally automata. Gathering a collection of salvaged materials and the setting of a tiny scene; they all play a part in her creative process.
The sculptures of garden birds are life size and accentuate colour and the intricacies of feathers using torn silks and lace, they often have little wire speech bubbles with quotes and phrases, quirky sayings or machine embroidered text in the body of the fabric and sometimes ticker tape with a little ‘ode’ about each bird. All have a bird tag on their ankle with the makers mark stamped on it. Amanda also makes jewel like flowers made from wire, antique buttons and jewellery findings on a wooden base.