Amy Douglas United Kingdom
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.