Surrounded by both an artistic mother and father, Amanda was drawn into the world of ceramics and was firing and glazing works from an early age. Amanda began exhibiting at age 18 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts - Ceramics at Western Australia’s Curtin University of Technology. She then completed her Graduate Diploma of Education (Art - Secondary) the following year in 1992.
“My sculptures have always reflected my life and the current journey that I am on. These intimate works celebrate the intricacies of human nature; they look for an understanding of self and the world around us. My work draws inspiration from my experiences as a mother and watching the growth of my two young children. These sculptures explore the relationship between motherhood and the life-cycles of nature by using plants and motifs from the natural world as metaphors for life."