Amy Douglas United Kingdom
  Back to profiles

I make sculptural works from found broken Staffordshire pottery figurines .Surreal interventions connected to the original body of the pottery . Where the piece is broken directs what it is I can do.Thoughtfully and often with humour fusing narrative and historical context to create a unique and extraordinary object for our extraordinary times.

Working with traditional restoration techniques ,and forming my own version of an extreme kintsugi repair with the craft of gesso and gilding materials with recipes from the C14th, I create and re invent these objects , from this English pottery, to a folk art reloaded . I am always interested with the narrative that comes with ownership of objects , hereditary tales of families and individuals becomes integral to the story of the inanimate . Our Knick knacks are the props to the stories of our lives , loves and travels ,personal folktales . I read folktales , myths and legends from around the world, which often are the same story in a different guise , a collective consciousness .

I like to play and subvert things around, connecting the present to the past and hoping people look twice in our inattentive untangible world . To listen to the stories .

My work has been shown in New York at The Jack Hanley Gallery and is currently on show at Paul Smith Albermarle St Mayfair , London. I am in numerous private collections around the world .

Artwork

Something blew his mind and the cracks began to show, Ceramic / gold/ mixed media, 2018

Details

Mothers House, Ceramic/gold/mixed media/scent, 2017

Details

I'm shellfish, Ceramic/mixed media, 2014

Details

Bonk, the ol ball and chain, Ceramic/mixed media, 2014

Details

Interested in
CommissionContemporary art fairExhibitionResidency
Media
CeramicsCollagePrintmaking
Other keywords
AbstractExperimentalFeminismFigurativeMemory