The essence of Amy’s work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid.
Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work.
Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers 2014.
Following this, Amy then became Artist in Residence at DMU, allowing her a further year of explorative experiments and time to refine her practice.
She first drew inspiration from this concept after seeing a photo of Niagara Falls almost completely frozen, as though captured in time.
Her signature technique involves pouring molten metal (typically pewter) into water, rapidly reducing its temperature and shocking it back in to its solid state creating intriguing sculptural forms. These are then combined with environmentally conscious materials such as Eco Resin and recycled Silver to create unique contemporary jewellery with a reduced environmental impact.
Eco Resins replace some of the petroleum based components found in standard resins with renewable plant-based carbon. It also uses bi-products or waste products of other industrially important processes helping to reduce the environmental impact of the end product, allowing for a unique piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime.
Due to the arbitrary nature of Amy’s chosen technique and her experimental approach to designing, each piece is completely unique.
A one off piece of artwork to adorn the body that captures the finite moment between fluid molten metal and its cold solid form.
When a waterfall freezes its energy and movement is captured. From a distance it appears no different, but, it is silent and still.
Our MEET THE MAKER event with Design Factory is on Sunday 20th August so do pop this date in your diary and come along to meet Amy and the other designer/makers taking part.