Amanda Chambers is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, ceramics, music, drawing, photography and printmaking. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Artist Network and Spike Island Associates. She regularly gives talks about her work, and is currently a Guest Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE).
In 2017 she was awarded an Arts Council England grant to develop her work in clay. This experimental period has led to the production of ambitious large scale ceramic wall hangings, notably those inspired by the life of computer scientist, Alan Turing. Her ceramics research has been enhanced further through her residencies in Japan at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park.
Amanda has exhibited her work internationally, including her temporary sculpture installation inspired by the Syrian crisis, Exhume, which was commissioned by Bergen University for the exhibition 'Journeys to Tadmor' in Norway in 2017.
In October 2018, Amanda returned to Japan, after her first residency in 2017, to embark on a project inspired by the trees that survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima - the ‘Hibaku-Jumoku’. The work was produced and exhibited at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP) and piece from the exhibition is now held in their permanent collection.
Amanda’s work has been published regularly, including twice in Ceramic Review and most recently by leading ceramics author and curator, Garth Clark, in his online journal CFile.org.
In 2019 Amanda's work was selected for the RWA Sculpture Open exhibition. She was also chosen to become an RWA Academician candidate.
In 2020 Amanda will return to Japan for three months and is developing projects to coincide with the Anglo-Japanese 'Season of Culture’.
Her practice is based at BV Studios and her home based ceramics studio in Bristol.