Ama Menec - Sculptor
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                 The Hare In The Lane wall hanging sculpture, based on an encounter I had with a hare, at midnight on my way home from the studio.    Back view of the Female Red Kite showing the magnificent tail.    Detail of the Ceramic life-sized Buzzard with a copper wash by Ama Menec.    Moose Cow with Crack Willow leaves and catkins wall hanging sculpture by Ama Menec.    First Patinated Foundry Bronze Buzzard close up face detail by Ama Menec

I am passionate about the need for wilderness and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate the success stories and are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.

My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone sculpture. I hope to widen the appreciation of ancient sculptures of women by re-interpreting them for the modern world. I am also influenced by early 20th century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but coupled with the colour only really possible with ceramics or bronze.

All my ceramic sculptures are made from a combination of slab-forming, coiling, carving, press-moulding and hand modelling using a variety of clays. The images on this website are to be seen as a guide only, and if you are interested in buying a specific sculpture, contact me and I shall email you jpeg pictures of the latest sculptures I have of that type in the studio.

I am presently moving into foundry bronze for my fully 3D animal sculptures, so when my ceramic work is sold it will not be replaced with more ceramic pieces. Certain items are selling out fast, so let me know if a particular sculpture catches your eye, it may not be around for long! 

Detail of Wolf and Raven Plaque with purple glaze.     Wren wall hanging sculpture the art deco style background.

Detail of Wild Boar wall Plaque by Devon artist Ama Menec.     Detail of Horseshoe Bat wall plaque by Ama Menec.

Forthcoming 2015 Exhibitions

 

Sculpture in the Vineyard, Bothy Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6QW 23rd - 25th May, 28th - 31st May, 4th - 7th June.
Royal Academy Summer Show,
 
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD 8th June - 16th August.
Sculpture On The Farm, Old Brick Farm, Dunton Road, Stewkeley, Leighton Buzzard, Bucks LU7 0LU 13th - 28th June.
Turn End Gardens, Townside, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Bucks HP17 8BG 8th - 16th August.
Devon Open Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DY 5 - 20th September, closed Mondays.
Sculptures featured in 'Contemporary Wildlife Art' by Cindy Ann Coldiron published by Schiffer Publications.

Pegasus Wall Plaque by Ama Menec at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.    Detail of 'Dreaming' ceramic sculpture at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex, by Ama Menec.

Close up of Nile Goddess sculpture at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.     Nile Goddess sculpture and urn at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.

Studio Address: Unit 7, Coombe Park Craft Studios, Ashprington, 
Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7DY.
Mobile:(+44) 07
943 803551

Studio open to the public 11am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Please phone first if making a special journey.

Coombe Park, Pottery, Sculpture and painting studio in the beautiful South Hams, open to the public 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 11am - 6pm.

 

 Terracotta wall plaque of a frog in a garden with large green leaves and gravel    Adder wall plaque with lichen glaze in a garden on wooden sleepers with plants behind

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Photography by Lea Phillips, Ama Menec and Bethany Love.
Last edited on 21st May 2015