Location: Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire
t: 07864 517175
Mandy graduated with a First Class award in BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glassware) in 2020 from the University of Hertfordshire.
She has studied glazes with Alison Sandeman at West Dean College, Chichester, (2019) and throwing with Sylph Baier at Le Moulin de Leymonie, Bergerac, France, (2018).
Following climate change research for her dissertation, Mandy has developed work which is once-fired to reduce energy. Her re-imagined designs use resist techniques to reduce her use of glaze and allow her audience a direct connection with the raw material. She has her own studio, wheel and electric kiln, which is powered by renewable energy.
Mandy donates 10% of any revenues to Ripple Africa. They help stop deforestation by teaching local communities in Malawi build fuel-efficient clean cookstoves from mud and clay. This, in turn, helps women by saving them time so they can educate their children and become more involved in the local economy. The charity’s link with the United Nations ensures this quality long-term project makes a real difference.
Her DCPG roles include updating the website, writing for the Newsletter Green Corner and contributing enthusiastically on the committee. In addition, she is a local school governor and volunteers with Communities 1st in Hertfordshire. She loves travelling with her husband, Simon, seeing their two daughters who live and work in London, and visiting and entertaining family and friends.