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 gained a place as an Artist in Residence at DMU, allowing her a further year of explorative experiments and time to refine her practice.
At the essence of her work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid . Amy's 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 *Eco Silver to create unique contemporary jewellery with a reduced environmental impact.
She has a very experimental approach to designing and the arbitrary nature of her chosen technique means that no two pieces are the same.
*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.
*Eco Silver is an environmentally friendly alternative made from 100% recycled sterling silver, often from jewellery, medical equipment or electronics.