Amanda grew up in the Pacific Northwest part of the U.S. She is a lover of the outdoors, and remains forever influenced by her time working summer gigs on farms. Whenever possible she is a gardener (although difficult with the nomadic lifestyle of a studio artist) and a big advocate for supporting your local farmer- see the "Why CSA Matters" page.
Amanda received a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology from Central Washington University. She then went on to pursue Post-Baccalaureate study in Ceramics at the University of Montana.
Amanda has spent time as an artist in residence across the country including The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.
Amanda is now working as a full time studio artist based in Winston-Salem, NC. She regularly shows in invitational and national juried exhibitions. Her work is held in both public and private collections worldwide.
Amanda and her partner Seth Charles also co-operate a small wood fired kiln design and
construction venture. For more information please see the kiln building tab.