In search of Hiroshima's 'Survivor Trees'

Amanda Chambers – Exhibition at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
Hibaku-Jumoku

In search of Hiroshima's 'Survivor Trees'
24 October – 28 October 2018

Exhibition

British Artist Amanda Chambers travelled to Hiroshima to search for the trees that survived the Atomic-Bomb in 1945 – The Hibaku-Jumoku or Survivor Trees.

She was particularly inspired by the strength of nature in the face of man-made destruction, and how today, the trees offer humanity both a silent warning and a symbol of peace.

Amanda has used natural fibre from the Hiroshima trees and from the region surrounding her studio at Shigaraki. The fibres form a glaze drawing on the clay and are fired (including in a Japanese Ittekoi Kiln) to reference their volatile past and their lasting legacy.

Biography

Amanda Chambers MRSS, FRSA (b.1968) is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, with a particular specialism in ceramics. Her practice explores our relationship to the past, often dealing with socio-political themes.

She is a member of the British Royal Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She has had her work commissioned, exhibited and published in the U.K. and abroad.

Amanda is returning to Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park after her first residency in 2017, where she intends to deepen her association with Shigaraki and the influence of Japan on her work.

The WILLOW (YANAGI)
The WILLOW (YANAGI)