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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
Skyforms
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.

Rosebank
Corsock
Castle Douglas Castle Dougl
United Kingdom
Technique:
Cold work, Engraving, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist
Discipline:
Design, Fine art, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Education, Exhibition, Techniques