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Amy Cook

Ceramic Studio Artist

Cup and spoon

Cup and Spoon: ceramic, glazed, hand painted.

Cup: approx 7.5cm high, 6cm diameter at rim
Spoon (each one unique): approximately 11cm long

Graduated from MMU
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, First Class, 2008
  • MMU Originals Award 2008
portrait of Amy Cook
‘Studying at MMU was a brilliant experience, and provided a vibrant working environment in which to discover my best creative direction.’

Inspired by floral pattern, Amy’s final degree show also included a range of wrapping and wallpaper designs and received four awards including Setting Out, Guldagergaard and MMU Originals.

Amy currently runs her own home studio, producing ceramic pieces and paper designs. Her work has been shown in a number of regional exhibitions.

Amy’s pieces in the MMU Originals collection are unique as each one is hand painted and finished.

‘The objective for my work is to convey, through decoration and pattern, the way I experience and interact with the natural world, which I see as the most spectacular, engaging and varied source of inspiration available to us in our everyday lives, but which is often taken for granted and overlooked.
‘The work I produce is ceramic earthenware, primarily decorative pieces with some suggested function. Pattern is worked across the surfaces of the thrown and press moulded pieces using techniques such as wax resist, sgraffito, painting and spraying through a variety of slips and tin glazes.
The decoration is inspired by my photographs and drawings of English wildflowers and plants and through my work I am striving to encapsulate and highlight this important but diminishing resource in order to inspire a respect, and desire to protect, what is left of our wild flower heritage in the viewer.’