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Simmons, Amanda

Skyform I
A J Simmons
Catotelm I
A J Simmons
Acrotelm II
A J Simmons
Skyform I Small Vessels
A J Simmons
North Lands Platter
A J Simmons
Feather from the Swallows
A J Simmons
Acrotelm III
A J Simmons
North Lands Large Vessel
A J Simmons
Skyform Wall Panels
A J Simmons
A J Simmons
Amanda Simmons
designer / maker

I make kilnformed glass vessels, playing with gravity in the kiln to form parabolic and hyperbolic curves, manipulating mass, heat, colour and time.

Details about work or recent projects

I make kiln formed glass vessels, playing with gravity in the kiln. Manipulating mass, heat, colour and time I aim to create complex, elusive work that has intense colour and pattern which reacts to the light it is placed in. I finish my pieces using many cold working processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping, diamond point and wheel cameo engraving.

I am currently producing work inspired by two residencies at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness. Here I investigated the Flow Country which is considered to be the largest area of blanket bog in the world.

Castle Douglas Castle Dougl
United Kingdom
Cold work, Engraving, Kiln work
Design, Fine art, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Education, Exhibition, Techniques