Amanda Shanley’s earthenware beakers, bowls and cups lean and tilt in lovely conversation with their neighbours. Her white vessels with celebratory colour drawn, scribbled and dripped upon the surface have become her signature pieces. Shanley graduated from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 2004.
Her ceramic art won her the Emergent Artist Award at the Portage Ceramic Awards 2003, and Highly Commended at the Cleveland Art Award 2004.
She lives and works in Port Chalmers, Dunedin.