Amanda has been working with glass for 15 and teaching fused glass for the last 12 years. Being a self taught artist, she truly understands how to cut and manipulate glass using different kiln settings and techniques. Her work shows her love of colour and has a happy joyful quality to it. Amanda's work is influenced by her everyday landscape, living in North Cornwall by the sea, there is inspiration everywhere. Cornish villages, summer meadows and seaside harbours seem to visibly jump into her designs. From her glass mosaics on reclaimed slate, her brightly coloured birds to her seascapes and countryside fused glass pieces, Amanda strives to offer original well though out designs lovingly and beautifully created.
'For my 5th Birthday my Aunty Margery gave me a craft book called 'The do it all Book' I've been hooked on creating ever since! I first encountered working with glass on a stained glass evening course, and I fell in love with the colours and the patchwork quality of the technique. I then moved on to kilnforming glass after buying my first little kiln. Working in a narrative style each piece of my glass has a story to tell, from my brightly coloured birds reminiscent of my childhood spent in Australia, to my little houses on hills and harbour side scenes inspired by the surrounding North Cornwall countryside.’