Amanda Chambers FRSA MRSS
Amanda's work examines our proximity to the past, often exploring themes of conflict and socio-political narratives. She has regularly worked with museum archives and collections including: the Natural History Museum, Bodleian Library and the Britten and Pears Foundation.
In 2017, Amanda developed several international projects. She travelled to Japan to undertake a residency in ceramics at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park; and her sculpture in air-drying clay inspired by the Syrian crisis, 'Exhume', was commissioned by Bergen University for the exhibition 'Journeys to Tadmor' at Bryggens Museum in Bergen, Norway.
In 2018 Amanda completed two intricate, large scale ceramic works inspired by the life of computer scientist, Alan Turing; and held her first exhibition in Japan exploring the 'Survivor Trees' of Hiroshima. She will return to Shigaraki for three months in 2020.
In 2019 Amanda has been selected as an Academician Candidate at the Royal West of England of Academy (RWA).
Amanda's work has been published around the world, most recently by Garth Clark's CFile.org. She regularly gives talks about her practice and is currently a Guest Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE).