My Shop; http://www.ProfMaelstromme.etsy.com
I enjoy making one of kind wearable pieces of art. I am a metal smith, a leather worker and a found object artist influenced by rust, patinas, Victoriana, old museums, gothic and curiosities.
Amanda is well known clothing and jewellery designer whose work defies easy definition. After attending two art colleges to study textiles, jewellery design and jewellery production, Amanda’s work became inspired by the shadowy side of Victorian England. As her creator persona, Professor Maelstromme, she crafts items in her laboratory which will bring to mind romance by gaslight, arcane science, the steam age, carnival sideshow curios and aged materials from the tombs of Victorian England. All in all the professors curiosities have been hailed as imaginative oddities epitomizing the rich landscape of steampunk design.
At the time of publication, Amanda and her designs have been featured on television (BBC and MTV), widely featured online and in print: Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk, 1000 A Steampunk Collection by Dr Grymm, How to Draw Steampunk by Joey Marsocci (Author), in Amazon’s number one “Steampunk How To” book, Thomas Willeford’s “Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: a makers guide to creating modern artifacts. Her art work has been featured in numerous museums, fashion shows and art exhibits worldwide, including The Ashmolean Museum of the History of Science, the university of Oxford, UK, Dr Grymm’s “Steampunk Bizarre” at the Artspace Hartford Connecticut, an exhibition at The Yard in her hometown of Winchester, an exhibit as part of the National Science and Engineering week at the Glasgow Science Centre, the Mad (Mechanical, art and design) Museum, Stratford upon Avon, UK.
I am a guest artist designing and creating occasionally with the company bruteforce and Thomas Willeford.