Amanda Leigh Evans is based in Los Angeles and works in ceramics and social practice. She has worked on collaborative projects with traditional potters in rural Turkey, with her ceramic students at Biola University, with elderly adults, and with people who have developmental disabilities. She has also worked with other artists on projects related to food, ceramics, and history. From 2010-2012 she was a contributor to the Los Angeles Urban Rangers and is a founding member of Project 51, the collective behind Play the LA River. She has presented projects and publications at major institutions including MOCA, the Portland Art Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.