This July saw the opening of my first solo show at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. It was the culmination of a year's worth of work researching The Flow Country...
My available work can be found on the Collections page alongside background information on my practice including printmaking, flameworking and process images. Stockists across the UK and USA can be found below with work ranging from £45 to £3500. All one-off shows and teaching assignments are highlighted on the Home page and on News.
I make kiln formed glass objects, 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.
My most recent work has come from two intense weeks on residency at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness. On the first week I worked with the Environmental Research Institute based in Thurso investigating the impact of sustainable energy on sea life and the peat restoration programmes in The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland.
I’ve worked with glass for the past 14 years, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London with Distinction studying Postgraduate Certificate in Glass & Architecture, before relocating to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland in 2005. I have exhibited at Collect (Crafts Council) shown by Craft Scotland and CAA, Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA), London Glassblowing, Bullseye Projects in Portland, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, SOFA Chicago and Pittsburgh Glass Centre. Amanda Simmons
Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway
Open Project Funding from Creative Scotland I was supported by Creative Scotland to create larger scale works, the grant enabled me to buy a larger size flatbed diamond grinder and gave me time in the studio to create a large body of work for my first solo show at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.
2016 Bullseye Gallery, New York Accumulations, Duo Show with Catherine Newell
Modern Masters International Trade Fair, Munich
The Scottish Gallery, Connections Contemporary Glass Society
Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Holland
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Drawing Inspirations curated show
Yorkshire Sculpture Park September MADE Showcase
Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting-Stiftung New Acquisitions 2015
2015 British Glass Biennale at the International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge
Touring exhibition in Canada Naked Craft, showing at Art Gallery of Burlington,
Ontario - Centre Materia, Quebec – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2016)
Glass Weekend '15 with Morgan Glass Gallery, Wheaton Arts New Jersey, USA
Modern Heritage Craft Project in collaboration with Spring Fling, Designs Gallery
London Glassblowing Gallery Essence
2014 COLLECT, Contemporary Applied Arts, Crafts Council, London
London Glassblowing Gallery Gravity, Focus show
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA Synthesis II
Bullseye Gallery, Portland, USA Evolve Touring to San Francisco, Pittsburgh Glass Centre and Bellevue Arts Museum
Bullseye Gallery, New York Uncommon Beauty
SOFA Chicago 2014 with Craft Scotland
2013 London Glassblowing Gallery Coalesce, Duo show
Contemporary Applied Arts Focus Show, London
SOFA Chicago 2013 with Craft Scotland, USA
2012 Emerge 2012, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, USA
Open Eye Gallery, Glass focus show, Edinburgh 2012
2011 Contemporary Applied Arts 3 @ Circus, London
COLLECT 2011, Crafts Council, Saatchi Gallery, London
Craft Revolution, Harley Gallery, as part of Museumaker Project
Perth Museum & Art Gallery Trove, Scottish Glass Society
2010 - Origin: The London Craft Fair 2009 and 2010
2007 Spotlight Show at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House Six of One, 2008
National Museum of Scotland Gifted, Edinburgh 2008
Spring Fling Open Studios, Dumfries & Galloway 2007- 2016
Work in Public Collections:
The tour is coming to an end....... Ceàird Lom NAKED CRAFT Ceàird Co-aimsireil à Canada is AlbaContemporary Craft from Canada and Scotland Fosgladh aig 5f Dihaoine 14 An GibleanOpening at 5pm Friday...
My work will be on show from May 9th through til August at the Bullseye Glass Resource Centre in Emeryville, California. A collection of my small kiln formed glass platters,...