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Notarianni, Amanda

Ammonite
Photography by Steve Dodds
Huddle
Photography by Steve Dodd
Conception
Steve Dodd
Independence
Double Radiolarian
Photography by Steve Dodds
Amanda Notarianni

Amanda Notarianni designs and makes distinctive contemporary glass. Using traditional glass making techniques, she creates unique hand blown sculptural forms.
Amanda enhances her sleek free blown pieces using skilful cold working processes such as cutting, carving and polishing to create surface patterns and textures, which hold light and magnify reflections.
Initially inspired by microscopic images of plankton, her work is now evolutionary, with each piece informing the next. “Molten glass is such a dynamic material to work with. I really enjoy the challenge of working with a material that continuously pushes me to develop skills and understanding.”
Amanda’s innovative ultra-modern pieces are hand made to commission with projects undertaken ranging from public art commissions, to architectural installations and one off sculptural vessels.
Amanda runs Notarianni Glass studio in Dorset with her partner and internationally acclaimed glassmaker Charlie Macpherson.

Details about work or recent projects

Although initially inspired by microscopic images of plankton, Amanda's work is evolutionary, with each piece informing the next. She enhances her hand blown forms using cold working processes to create surface patterns and textures, which hold light and magnify reflections.

The Engine Shed, Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts
Middle Farm Way, Poundbury
dorchester Dorset DT1 3AR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01305 561491
Technique:
Cold work, Hot glass, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist, Educator
Discipline:
Architectural, Decorative, Design
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Conferences, Education