In 2014, Amanda was commissioned by Belmore ITCH to create a ceramic object using audio description. Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations, commonly used as an access tool for people who are blind or have low vision.
I just got news that I won an Asialink Residency to Chiang Mai, Thailand when Josie and Somchai told me about Belmore ITCH. Belmore ITCH presented an opportunity to toy with my ideas which might be of use for my Asialink program for late 2014.
over three months I made thirty two pieces – twenty nine in clay and three in plaster. They were all made by hand. Most Friday’s I spent the day with Josie and Somchai and Dean in their studio, following their practical guidance to help my ideas take shape.
In early 2011, Josie and Somchai launched the Belmore ITCH creative residency program. They invited a closet artist they knew that has developed a private practice from crafting objects with processed meats. Over the years, this person has amassed an impressive portfolio of art made from cold cuts and other deli delights.