Email:amanda@notarianniglass.co.uk

Region:North West England

Technique:Cold work, Hot glass, Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Design

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Conferences, Education

Country:United Kingdom

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.

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.

Ammonite , Photography by Steve Dodds

Double Radiolarian , Photography by Steve Dodds

Huddle , Photography by Steve Dodd