Graduated July 2020 with First Class award from the University of Hertfordshire, School of Creative Arts in BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glassware).
University Degree Show Online from July 16th 2020: https://degreeshows.herts.ac.uk/portfolio/amanda-english/ - Re-imagined amphorae - final work can also be viewed on Mandy's website at: https://www.mandyenglishceramics.co.uk/.
At Home Degree Show in Lockdown 'RE-IMAGINED' - June 2020, Brookmans Park, Herts - final year work exhibited in garden studio with socially distanced visitors in hourly slots.
Exhibited at New Designers Online from June 2020: https://www.newdesigners.com/exhibitors/university-of-hertfordshire/ - Re-imagined amphorae.
Work selected for the Spring 2020 New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition, Welwyn Garden City.
Work selected for the Autumn 2019 New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition, Welwyn Garden City.
Previously exhibited work at the St Albans Museum and Gallery from 6th April – 9th May 2019 as part of a group work collaboration with the University School of Creative Arts in response to their toy archives: https://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/index.php/whats-on/toy-story-us-museum. Mandy's work is the suspended chair, titled 'In Limbo'. It was inspired by a dolls house chair to highlight the children caught up in the European refugee crisis.
Mandy's re-imagined amphorae consider how we need to re-imagine our world economy in relation to climate change; work is part-glazed and once-fired.
Always curious and questioning, Mandy naturally explores different techniques, materials and forms; both sculptural and functional, responding to the world around her on personal and societal levels. Her work is currently inspired by how the development of our society has affected our eco-systems. Our need to deconstruct and re-imagine our economy in relation to climate change is reflected by deconstructing and re-imagining various forms. All Mandy's final year degree work is handmade and once-fired to reduce carbon emissions. She hopes to stimulate thoughts in others to wonder how things are made, to look beyond the material and appreciate objects from their own perspectives.
Member of Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild and Barnet Artists.
Mandy is very happy to talk about her work or answer any questions via the email below or contact page on her website.