Amanda originally studied literature and that love of character and story has continued to inform her work across varied disciplines ever since. For the last 15 years, Amanda has worked in the fashion industry in a variety of roles, most recently specializing in textile design. While studying at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion where she obtained her MA in Fashion Design, she found her creative voice. It is during these studies that she first started to imagine and illustrate her own creatures.
At the root of these creations is her fascination with the idea of the uncanny and the notion of feeling as action. The simultaneous reaction of being drawn to something while also being repelled by it, the combination of the familiar and the unfamiliar: these are the ideas that drive her.
Ultimately, she wants to make products that enrich people’s lives and hopefully bring a smile to their face.
She fell in love with ceramics early in life but it is only recently she has picked the practice up again and fallen deeply in love with the process of envisioning the characters in her mind through the medium.