About Amanda Crump
My artwork is an investigation into the relationship between ourselves and the creatures we share our world with. There are many lessons to be learned from an animals’ sense of self, pride, survival and innate dignity that we humans start our lives with but often lose on our journey through the trappings of our modern existence. I try to imbue my figures with a quiet self-assertion and zoetic quality – they are giving you a moment of their time, despite wanting to get on with their own thing!
I use a variety of building techniques to create my animals. The bodies of the creatures are very basic slabs with details added. I also include vintage buttons, feathers, horse hair and anything else that the character requires.
Amanda Crump lives in Sheffield with her young son. She studied for a degree in Ceramic Design at the University of Central Lancashire and for an MA at Staffordshire University in Ceramic Design. She currently works as an Art teacher in Sheffield specialising in ceramics. She is constantly developing her work.