Amanda Simmons makes kiln-formed glass vessels, creating form by manipulating mass, heat, colour and time whilst playing with gravity.
Graduating with Distinction from Central St Martin’s School of Art& Design in London, Amanda relocated to south west Scotland to begin her practice.
Amanda is fascinated by the physical properties that make glass, the same processes that built our solar system. Her latest body of work focuses on our connection to contemporary objects whilst contemplating Voyager I & II becoming the furthest travelled human-made objects in the Universe. She creates complex, elusive work that has intense colour and pattern which reacts to the light it is placed in. These forms, constructed by many layers of opaque glass powders vary in translucency when slumped.
Amanda has previously exhibited at SOFA Chicago, Collect, the Bullseye Gallery and Contemporary Applied Arts in London. Her work is currently held in the National Museum of Scotland, Perth Museum & Art Gallery and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Oxford.
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