Amanda Shanley is a graduate of the Otago Polytechnic School of Art (2004). Her ceramic art won her the Emergent Artist Award at the Portage Ceramic Awards 2003 and Highly Commended at the Cleveland Art Award 2004. Shanley exhibits her work throughout New Zealand. Shanley's earthenware beakers, bowls and cups lean and tilt in lively conversation with their neighbours. Her white vessels with celebratory colour drawn, scribbled and dripped upon the surface have become her signature pieces.
Shanley lives and works in Macandrew Bay Dunedin.