Amanda Bromfield

New Work

 I have begun my Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the National Art School In Darlinghurst, Sydney.

I have recently completed an 8 week Artist in Residency at the ACT Potter's Society in Watson, Canberra. The purpose of my Residency was to locate Maggie Shepherd and research her fashion designs. Maggie began her career in women's fashion in the early 1980's. I did locate Maggie and I created a body of work called 'The Temple of Fashion'. This body of work is currently being exhibited at the Watson Arts Centre. The exhibition runs until February 5 2017.

'Gone Girl' opened at Ballina on the 29th September. This exhibition consisted of a performance and installation, both were dedicated to the women who have died this year as a result of domestic violence. The work was inspired by the rape and murder of Stephanie Scott, a young high school teacher who taught at Leeton High School (April 5th, 2015). $1,500 was raised for Hope Haven, women's refuge in Ballina. The performance was videoed and now can be found on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaeXRF1fWOs

'Damned Whores and God's Police' Exhibition was opened by the Federal Minister for the Arts at the Lismore Regional Gallery on August 18.The Exhibition continued until the 24th September 2016.

The TACA Open Studios - North Coast Mud Trail was my first Open Studio (20th - 21st August).

Both my 'Bluestocking' Exhibition at the Ballina Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery and 'Cool Cockies' Exhibition at Mullumbimby were very sucessful. One of my Cockies was chosen as a finalist in the North QLD Ceramic Art Prize.

'Stuck in the Mud' currated by Madeleine Preston at Verge Gallery in Sydney has now closed. My work for this exhibition was called 'The Woman's Bureau', it was about, Revolution, women and iconic Russian propaganda posters.

I continue to make my own DIM (do it myself) glazes! Im becoming quite the chemist. I have have some lovely bright and luscious glazes that run and reflect light and colour. 

My work 'Untitled' was preselected as a Finalist in the Gold Coast International Ceramic Awards, this group show opened on 1st September.


Three Damned Whores

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Stoneware
Glazes made by artist and underglaze and oxides
Dimensions: varying sizes h x varying sizes w x varying sizes d



The God Squad

Four women. The God's Police.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Dry Glazes made by artist and oxides and underglaze.
Dimensions: varying sizes h x varying sizes w x varying sizes d



Untitled 1 - Back view.

This work is about the perceptions that society has about women. I took inspiration from the work of Anne Summers who wrote 'Damned Whores and God's Police.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: BRT
Cone 6
Glazes, underglazes and oxides.
Dimensions: 30cm h x 30cm w x 16cm d



The Woman's Bureau

This work is based on the 1917 Russian Revolution and the role that women played in the iconic posters of the time.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
Cone 6
Glazes made by artist, underglazes and oxides.
Dimensions: 29cm h x 20cm w x 20cm d



An Angry Penguin and Other Birds.

This work is dased on the 2D works of Austrlian Artists from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
Cone 6
Glazes, underglazes and oxides

Dimensions: 22cm h x 18cm w x 12cm d



Women's Intellectual Enlightenment

Bluestocking Exhibition NRCG Ballina

February 2016

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Porcelain
White stoneware - PB103
cone 9
artists own glazes
Dimensions: 38cm h x 25cm w x 25cm d



Cool Cockies, some of the flock

A group image of 4 of the 9 cockatoos made for the 'Cool Cockies Exhibition that opened at Club Mullum at the Ex Services Club in Mullumbimby NSW. The Exhibition was currated by Debby Gower.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
mid to hired fire, cone 6 - 9
multi-fired
artist made glazes

Dimensions: 20cm h x 10cm w x 20cm d



Social Respectability For Women

Bluestocking Exhibition Ballina 2016

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
Mid-fire glazes, cone 6
Dimensions: 40cm h x 20cm w x 20cm d



Liberté, Equalité and Fraternité

Bluestocking Exhibition Ballina 2016

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: High Fire BRT
Cool Ice Porcelain
Stoneware dry glaze
Dimensions: 40cm h x 20cm w x 20cm d



Deeds Not Words. Detail

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
Mid fire glazes made by artist
Dimensions: 6cm h x 6cm w x 6cm d



Deeds Not Words

Ths dress is modelled in the British Regency Style of the 1700s.

The dress is decorated with violets - the colours of the early Suffragettes of the twentieth century.

Deeds Not Words is one of 10 dresses (of varying sizes), part of the Bluestocking Exhibition which openedat the NRCG on 21January 2016.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: PB103
Mid fire glazes made by the artist (shiny and matt)
Dimensions: 40cm h x 20cm w x 20cm d



Chocolate and Cream

A dress with out the girl.

I have been experimenting with, the combining of clays.

Made at Kil.n.it Experimental Ceramic Studios, Glebe, Sydney

(Image by Stephen Gray Photographer)

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Stone ware
Cool Ice porcelain
Dimensions: 16cm h x 10cm w x 10cm d



Indigo - Bluestocking

My first work created for the Bluestocking Exhibition at Northern Rivers Community Gallery. 21 January - 14 February 2016).

Made at Studio 6, Kil.n.it Experimental Studios, Glebe, Sydney 2015. 

(Image by Stephen Gray Photographer)

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Stoneware
Cool Ice Porcelain
Glaze and oxides
Dimensions: 18cm h x 10cm w x 10cm d



Damned Whores and God's Police (Blue)

This work is one of a series created for the inclusion in the TACA Exhibition to be held in Canberra 2015 as part of the Terrienial Australian Ceramic Conference held at ANU.

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Earthen ware, underglazes, oxides and glaze.
Dimensions: 15cm h x 15cm w x 15cm d



Damned Whores and God's Police (Green)

The chosen work for The TACA  BeLonging Exhibition, part of Australian Ceramic Association Triennial Conference held at ANU, Canberra. 2015 

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: Stone ware and glazes
Dimensions: 15cm h x 15cm w x 15cm d



Porcelain Flowers

I have just completed a 3 day Master Class with Juz Kitson. The workshop was part of the 'Stepping Up' Ceramic Conferrence held in Canberra - July 2015.

These flowers were made during this workshop with Juz. Juz taught us her techniques and we used these techniques as our inspiration.

Group Exhibition Kerrie Lowe Gallery 2016

Part of the New Work collection.
Materials: High fire, cone 10, white porcelain - Southern Ice.
Dimensions: 6cm h x 23cm w x 8cm d



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