Meet The Maker – Amanda Mercer

AmandeaMercer - Ceramicist

Amanda Mercer – Ceramicist

Amanda is a designer and maker of lovingly handcrafted ceramics inspired by memories and nostalgia. Her range is a collection of delicate porcelain buttons, jewellery, pretty home wear and decoration all individually handcrafted and created from her studio in the heart of the city centre in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Framed porcelain heart - Amanda Mercer

Framed porcelain heart – Amanda Mercer

Amanda has a love for vintage and nostalgic memorabilia such as vintage buttons found in her Grandma’s button box, scraps of lace, black and white photographs, stamps and letters, which she then likes to translate through her pieces, exploring surface decoration and form.

Porcelain tea light holder - Amanda Mercer

Porcelain tea light holder – Amanda Mercer

Amanda uses many different techniques to achieve this such as imprinting, screen printing and the use of decal transfers which are produced through her own drawings and collages of postage markings and letters. Each piece she creates is individual therefore will always slightly vary to the next.

Framed porcelain tiles - Amanda Mercer

Framed porcelain tiles – Amanda Mercer

Since graduating in 2009 with a first class B.A HONS in Contemporary Applied Arts, she started selling her collection of items through shops and galleries throughout the U.K. and has also taken part in many exhibitions and events. In 2011 Amanda was delighted to have been awarded the Editors Choice Award at the Country Living Christmas Fair in London. Heart Gallery is now delighted to bring Amanda’s delicate work to Hebden Bridge.

Porcelain tea light holder - Amanda Mercer

Porcelain tea light holder – Amanda Mercer

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