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. Her practice is nourished by time spent in her food gardens and she is a big advocate for supporting your local farmer- see the "Why CSA Matters" page. Amanda's work pays homage to our food origins and the marvelously complex and deeply flawed systems which get food from the ground to our tables every day.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and a Bachelor 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 at well-known arts organizations across the country including The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.
Amanda works as a full-time studio artist and recently relocated to Mendocino, CA from 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.