Amy Douglas United Kingdom
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Amy is an artist and a restorer. As an artist her practice involves the use of applied arts and transformation of objects.The broken Staffordshire ceramic figures each have a unique break or loss in the body of the sculpture. This adds an element of serendipity to the project. Each piece had an original theme or identity , Amy adds a twist on the original work, a new life and modern story .

The way I work on an intervention, is to allow the damage dictate what can be done. I use traditional and modern restoration and conservation grade materials to create my work seamlessly linking the past to the present , through invisible application. Many of the techniques, materials and recipes I use have been in the hands of the craftsman for centuries. In our more increasing, untangible, fleeting, modern existence , I think people do not look properly and do not acknowledge the craftsmanship of work. I like the idea of making people look twice.

Artwork

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

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

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I'm shellfish, Ceramic/mixed media, 2014

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

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Interested in
CommissionContemporary art fairExhibitionResidency
Media
CeramicsCollagePrintmaking
Other keywords
AbstractExperimentalFeminismFigurativeMemory