Amanda Croatto completed an undergraduate degree in Textile Design at RMIT University in 2003. She gained a post-graduate Diploma in Education from Latrobe University in 2005, and taught in the Folio Preparation Program at the Northern College of the Arts and Technology (NCAT) for 7 years.
In the 14 years since completing her Design degree, Amanda has vigorously pursued a path of self education in a range of fields, initially to refresh and sustain her teaching across a wide variety of creative subjects (including textiles, fashion, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and wearable art), and increasingly in the area of jewellery design and making. From 2013 to 2016 she attended 8 workshops/short courses at NorthCity4, gradually acquiring skills and focussing more on jewellery making in her practice as an artist.
My lifelong interest in textiles and surface design informs all my work. Using silver, copper and titanium predominantly; I anodise, print, enamel, layer, stitch, rivet and incorporate repurposed and found objects into my colourful and playful work.
Amanda Croatto has held two solo exhibitions of her work in the fields of printmaking, and taken part in numerous group exhibitions of her jewellery. Her studio practice is now at NorthCity4 in Brunswick, where she is continuing her development as a contemporary jeweller, and enjoying being part of a creative community.