Jack Hanley

Art

London

artist

ceramics

brixi

gilding

sculpture

printmaking

folk art

conservation

intervention

about


The Art of Salmagundi is the artwork of artist and restorer, Amy Douglas. "Salmagundi" is an old french and middle english word relating to a hodgepodge of things, a mixture and a variety of ingredients.

Amy is an artist and a restorer. As an artist her practice involves applied arts and the transformation of broken objects, objects that can tell stories better than people. The broken Staffordshire ceramic figures each have a unique break or loss in the body of the sculpture. This adds an element of serendipity to the project. Each piece had an original theme or identity , Amy adds a twist on the original work, and a modern story creating an opera in the inanimate.

Amy's job is to restore ceramics and decorative arts for clients. The job of the restorer is to try and mimic what the artist has done before to place yourself in the artists past applications, how they made a mark , mixed a glaze. To deceive the modern viewer into believing what they are seeing is work of the past.

Amy started her art career at Edinburgh College of Art , then trained in The Decorative Arts at The City and Guilds of London Art School ,and has an MA in printmaking from Camberwell College of Art.

Amy restores ceramics and decorative arts, specialising in gilding. www.amydouglasrestoration.co.uk

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