Raksha Ceramics was born from Amanda’s personal journey through cancer and coming out of it with a renewed sense of self and purpose in life. In order to avoid a future of stress and haste, Amanda turned to an old passion to immerse herself in. Ceramics was the perfect outlet for a previously muted creative spirit, and a path to a slower more deliberate way of being and creating.
A local Gold Coast ceramic artist, Amanda’s studio is based in Currumbin. Her emerging style in ceramics is handmade pinch pots, made with precision pressure to mould and smooth out the texture of the stoneware clay to form a piece of art. Also working with a mix of slab building and wheel-thrown work to create individual vessels and tableware. Her passion for experimenting with glazes allows Amanda to create objects as functional as they are unique and beautiful.
Each piece is handmade, so its own unique one of a kind creation. They are made with care, concentration and love.
Depending on what product you choose, prices range from $22 up to $120.
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Where do you get your inspiration?
"I gain inspiration from other ceramic artists, and as I begin to work with the clay, something completely different manifests, particularly if it's handmade.
The feel of something in my hand as I make something usually directs my inspiration and then I will play with the design as it's refined."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"My Geometric Pinch Pot Vessels are my favourite. I felt most drawn to the shapes I was producing with this range, and also had a humble satisfaction that I can make this shape with thin walls simply using my hands.
The medium of clay is so amazing and giving."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"Currently I am using stoneware 33 which is such a soft and plastic clay to use. This clay has iron elements that come out as a beautiful freckle effect with some glazes, and gives the piece more visual texture."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I would eventually like to move into tableware and also experiment with more sculptural pieces."
Describe your products in three words...
"Handmade. Unconventional. Distinct."
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