Hello, my name is Amanda Cotton and I am a 3D materials specialist in ceramics and composites. Alongside my conceptual work, I design and craft mementos focused around significant times in one’s life; past, present and future.
I am best known for, the Placenta Photo Frame made from one’s own placenta and the Memorial Photo Frame made from human ashes. Many people around the world have happily purchased my unique mementos.
Two years ago I came up with a new concept, however, at the time I did not have the space or equipment to pursue it. So with help from my dad, together we have built this amazing studio. I am now ready to begin creating my idea, The MOORE TO LIFE Project.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project is in memory of my uncle Howard Moore, who I will always remember for his love of Christmas. He always went to extremes; covering his house with lights and keeping his tree up for years. For this reason, I want to create bespoke Christmas decorations. Although, like my previous work, they will be quite different from anything you have ever have seen before.
Howard taught me that it’s the little things in life that count, so this is ultimately represented in my designs. To gather market research I have also reached out to the public. I asked 30 people to collect a souvenir which was significant to them over a period of ten days. The items needed to fit in the box I provided which they also had to decorate. I have used my findings to develop my designs which I hope to reveal and launch in time for Christmas 2016.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
To kick start my idea, I need your help. I need to purchase materials and equipment such as kiln accessories, clay, glazes, plaster etc. The mementos are to be ceramic and the set up costs for this is expensive but with your help I can get stuck in. I want to finalise my designs and be ready for orders by October in time for Christmas 2016.
If you pledge to support me, you will receive unique rewards, ranging from surprise gifts to a day with me in my studio.
Making has always been my passion, it inspires me and I enjoy sharing my ideas with others. I feel overwhelmed with the response I have had to my mementos in the past, so I am super excited to get making and provide people with a way of celebrating life.
So please help me to not only kick start my project, but support me moving forward in my practice and allow me to continue the memory of my Uncle Howard through The MOORE TO LIFE Project.