Amanda received a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology and a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art from Central Washington University followed by Post-Baccalaureate study at the University of Montana.

Amanda has been a long term resident at The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently working in a home based practice in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Amanda regularly exhibits in invitational and national juried exhibitions. Her work is held in both public and private collections world wide. Amanda and her partner Seth Charles also co-operate a small wood fired kiln design and construction venture.