Amanda always knew she would have a career making 'things' and chose to study 3D design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham. She became completely enthralled by the sight, sound, smells and pure power of the forge but fortunately, they also did jewellery on the same course. Amanda was much more suited to sitting down at the jewellery bench, working on tiny, intricate pieces of precious metals.
She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1998 and promptly set up a workshop in Clerkenwell, London with the help from the Crafts Council and the Prince’s Youth Business Trust. Since then she has been making and developing her designs into jewellery collections that aim to satisfy her thirst for experimentation and new concepts in jewellery construction techniques in a style all of her own.
She now lives in the beautiful Cathedral City of Lincoln with her husband - a fellow designer who she met whilst studying at the Royal College and have two gorgeous and cheeky little children. She has found that becoming a mother has helped her to get a fresh perspective on her designing. Seeing the world through the eyes of her children has ignited an interest in fairytales, mystery, and magic and developed a fascination of bugs and flowers that might have previously gone unnoticed, all of which have found their way into her designs over the recent years.