Amy Hick’s work as a ceramic artist often draws upon the beauty found in natural wonders and the imaginary. She has a fascination with multiples, repetition of form and the process of creating.
Bush-walks provide endless opportunities for me to fossick for native treasures and discover a wealth of textures, shapes and patterns. I combine details from native flora with imaginary botanical elements to create individual porcelain components which form together as a unique grouping. I am influenced by the bowerbird’s manner of collecting curiosities as well as the splendor and diversity of Australian flora which informs my porcelain artworks.
In 2012, Amy completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours at the Australian National University School of Art. During her studies, she was awarded the Australian Ceramics Association’s Trudie Alfred Bequest Scholarship, along with several Emerging Artists Support Scheme awards in 2011 and 2012. Amy has participated in numerous group exhibitions as well as having her first solo exhibition at The Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW in 2015.
Amy went on to complete her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Canberra and since 2019 continues to teach art in Canberra’s higher school system. She continues to create, exhibit and make functional work with a focus on porcelain jewellery. Amy was invited by Gallery of Small Things to feature in a group show collaboration with Humble House gallery in July 2020.