Amanda Cobbett trained as a printed textile designer at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She works from her studio in the Surrey Hills creating sculptures, embroideries and paintings based in life outside her back door using a mixture of papier mache, wire, found objects, antique and upcycled fabrics. Her love of mark making techniques either through stitch, paint or wire manipulation, are combined with colour, intricacy and occasionally automata. Amanda’s aim is to “create little jewels amongst a chaos of flora and fauna, to be able to take a second look and find something new.” She has exhibited her work through galleries and trade fairs for the past ten years. In 2012 she was runner-up for Surrey Artist of the Year 2012 and was recently awarded at the BCTF ‘WOW’ factor awards.’ Amanda is an active member of the Prism Art Group, Maltings Makers Textiles Network and the Wey Valley workshop 2010-13.