Graduating in 2020 from the University of Hertfordshire, School of Creative Arts with BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glassware). Degree Show postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic, although final work can be viewed on Mandy's website at: https://www.mandyenglishceramics.co.uk/. Some final year work selected for the New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition in Welwyn Garden City, Spring 2020. Second Year final work selected for the Autumn 2019 New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition https://newmaynardgallery.co.uk/open-exhibition/. 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.
Always curious and questioning, I naturally explore different techniques, materials and forms; both sculptural and functional, responding to the world around me on personal and societal levels. My 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 my final year handmade work is once-fired to reduce carbon emissions. I hope 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.