Amy Jayne Hughes

Amy has worked and exhibited internationally, she is the current Ceramic Artist in Residence at the V & A Museum until October 2015. Trained at Loughborough University (BA Hons) and then the RCA, London (MA). She was nominated to represent the UK in 'New Talent' at the European Ceramic Context 2014 as well as being selected for the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize 2014 for artists who show an exceptional command of ceramics, alongside an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft. Amy has held various teaching posts, including City Lit College V & A, University of Creative Arts and the Crafts Council. Amy will be exhibiting new works at AWARD as part of the British Ceramics Biennial 2015 this September.

Approach to teaching:
My approach to teaching is hands on, learning through making, developing techniques and gaining an understanding and appreciation for the material and all of the wonderful possibilities that it allows.

What inspires your own work?
I specialise in hand building, enjoying working with form and texture and studying its relation to decoration. I am largely inspired by 18th century French Porcelain. My collections aim to bridge a gap between the past and the present, finding a new home in contemporary culture for such objects, a 'modern decadence'.

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