Drawing inspiration from the natural world and the impact of the Human Experience upon that world, Amanda creates sculptures, collages, interactive installations, and vessels. As soon as Amanda arrived, she set up her studio outside, with a wheel and one-hundred pounds of clay, and began throwing pots. She had a plan to put on a dinner party event, where each guest took home a handmade bowl. She taught the rest of the residents how to throw and glaze pots, and with planning and contributions by everyone at the studio, put on A Pleasant Evening. This event was a space for conversation between strangers, and a showcase of our resident artists’ talents. Amanda finished thirty bowls to serve the guests, and she made the cornbread and soup to fill them. She also made sure that almost all ingredients at the dinner were sourced from local farmers, most of whom she met at the Pentwater Farmers Market.