Arctic Tern Vessel – Amanda Simmons


Arctic Tern Vessel

Maker: Amanda Simmons

Medium: Glass

The Tern pieces capture the huge, continually changing sky scapes, whilst thinking of the many birds in these rural areas, hence the ‘egg’ forms of the skyscape. I worked with scientists at the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso, out in The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland and with data modelling scientists studying the behavior of sea birds.

Large kiln formed glass vessel approx 47cm long, 32cm wide and 18cm tall.

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About the Artist

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 cold working processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping and diamond point and wheel engraving.

I’ve worked with glass for the past 19 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 Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA), with London Glassblowing, Bullseye Projects in Portland, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, SOFA Chicago and Pittsburgh Glass Centre.


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