Being a self-taught artist, Amie began experimenting with stone in 2009. She created her first mortar and pestle out of necessity, while living on an island off the coast of the Coromandel. She believes in longevity of a piece: high quality in terms of workmanship, detail, stone hardness and beauty, lasting simple designs to be treasured over generations.
The instinct for rock began as a child, Amie Redpath began collecting Fossils in Te Waewae Bay on the south coast of New Zealand.
Amie is motivated and inspired by nature: the beach, the ocean , the elements. Archaeological and anthropological objects are of a considerable interest to her, their utility and design imbued with cultural meaning draws her to explore her contemporary equivalencies. She draws her primary inspiration from artefacts from the Stone and Bronze Age cultures of Europe and the Greater Pacific. Amie is also motivated and inspired by nature: the beach, the ocean , the elements. Her work purposefully demonstrates a certain rawness in some aspects. She desires the viewer forms a real connection with Nature; alongside the more refined world of every day life most of us now inhabit.