Amy Frankie Smith works from her studio by the Sea in Shoreham-by-Sea with her Westie, Dexter, at her feet.
Amy works with the special translucent properties of porcelain to create ceramic lighting, bespoke artworks and surfaces that illuminate.
Inspired by the water and seascapes in the landscape around where she lives and works, simple lines form the detail in the pieces.
Amy’s background in manufacturing ceramics for architecture helped refine her skill and understanding of clay and how ceramics behave. But more recently her Masters in Historic Environment Conservation and subsequent Winston Churchill Fellowship has been informing Flux Surface. For her Fellowship Amy travelled to the USA for 8 weeks to study applications of ceramics in architecture historically and innovation in the material today with a Winston Churchill Fellowship. The provenance and durability of architectural ceramics is inspiring and the exuberance and artistry with which ceramic sculptors and architects enhance our environment is what drives Amy to bring something new to the palette; translucency in architecture.
A friendly approach and enthusiasm is pivotal in creating pieces that realise a shared vision and aesthetic. Amy is driven by quality and a desire to make every day spaces beautiful.