Amelia creates figurative sculptures in clay for casting in bronze using the traditional lost wax process. She nearly always works in collaboration with a model or using herself and depicts real life attitudes in their ordinariness as well as extremity. The sculptures correlate authenticity with beauty.
Amelia’s work has been inspired by past masters including Rodin and ...Carpeaux and the current masters Tom Greenshields, Victor Issa and John McGill. In fact she was so taken with Victor’s work that she bought a couple of his life size bronzes, and has studied under him since then.
For sculptures in bronze, a range of different patinas (finishes) is available in practically every metallic colour. Except where stated otherwise, all the photographs are of sculptures cast in bronze with a brown patina called penny bronze, the classic foundry finish.