Amanda-Sue Rope

Organic form 

Winter 2018/19

Amanda-Sue creates wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces using both porcelain and stoneware clay bodies.  These ceramic forms are then hand-painted using slips, underglazes, onglazes, transfers and lustres.

The built environment and its relationship with nature - sometimes easy, sometimes discordant - are the starting points for Amanda Sue's work.  Through a combination of drawing and photography she records observations of her surroundings from which she distils and abstracts,

seeking out structural harmonies and rhythms.  These visual distillations are painted onto the ceramic, punctuating its form, pacing around the exterior and often spreading into the interior.

Amanda-Sue studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins and has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and lecturer.  Her explorations with ceramics started in 2012 and became the main focus of her practice in 2015.

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