Phone:07777 684546

Email:ajsimmonsglass@gmail.com

Region:Scotland

Technique:Cold work, Engraving Kiln work

Occupation:Artist

Discipline:Design, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Techniques

Country:United Kingdom

Amanda Simmons

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

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.

Southern Hemispheres 2019 , A J Simmons

Southern Hemispheres 2019 , A J Simmons