Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Amanda attended the University of the Witwatersrand obtaining her degree in architecture. Since then, she has worked as a licensed architect in the UK, New York, and connecticut. After moving to Connecticut she has primarily focused on her ceramics.
Her training as an architect can be seen throughout her various ceramic pieces, where she plays with form and space in often unusual ways.
The bulk of her work is composed of porcelain, stoneware, and raku clay; each with unique blends of glazes which result in a dynamic hue and tone.
Through the use of different firing techniques, including Japanese raku, every piece is unpredictably and delightfully unique. These pots are more than pieces of art; they are intended to be used, enjoyed, and nurtured so they bring comfort and pleasure always.