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Amanda Simmons, Corsock Glass, Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas,
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 3DN
I make kilnformed 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 use opaque glass powders to construct my work because of its varying translucency as the form elongates in the kiln. I finish the kiln fired pieces using many coldworking processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping and diamond point and wheel engraving.
We have collected objects ever since we have had somewhere to put things. I’m interested in our emotional responses to contemporary objects and the connection we build with inanimate items. The starting point to all my work is that connection, either with an emotion, colour, written word or music and from there I will investigate how others have looked at the same notion, making a visual representation of my research and reactions, often leading to more questions.
My current body of work focuses on Voyager I and II becoming the furthest human made objects to travel through our solar system. I’m fascinated by their journey and the images beamed back to us of their trip. Also continuing my research of using glass as a medium to investigate the physical properties of our universe.
I’ve worked with glass for the past 12 years, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London with Distinction studying Postgraduate Certificate in Glass & Architecture, before re-locating to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland in 2005. Past exhibits include Collect (Crafts Council), Contemporary Applied Arts, London Glassblowing, Bullseye Gallery, Portland and SOFA Chicago.
A film made in late 2013 documenting some of my working processes focusing on printmaking.
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