Amy Frankie Smith, Ceramicist

Amy Smith is a 2011 Winston Churchill Fellow, travelling to USA to research the applications of architectural terracotta; both in historic and contemporary contexts. Since returning and completing her Masters in Historic Environment Conservation at Ironbridge, Birmingham University, Amy is now using this extensive period of study and research, alongside further consultation, to form the Terracotta Foundation. The Terracotta Foundation aims to support and stimulate the use of terracotta in architecture.

Amy guest lectures at the Ironbridge Institute and Weald & Downland Museum, on their respective conservation courses. As well as hosting independent, short courses and lectures at West Street Loft.

Amy's studio practice is informed and inspired by her work in the built environment. Working architecturally and sculpturally; Amy builds tile panels using the seductivly translucent properties of porcelain. Amy's tile pieces and free-standing sculpture use line, compositional balance and tension, along with the flat white qualities of raw clay to create striking and beautiful pieces. Amy works to commission for both interior and exterior projects.

Amy Frankie Smith Website

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