In The Water, Tiles – Amanda Simmons


In The Water, Small Kilnformed Tiles (sold separately)

Maker: Amanda Simmons

These come in shades of green, blue and yellow. Each one is unique. When ordering please specify your preferred colour.

10cm x 10cm

In the Water is a collection of my return to the water through lockdown in 2020. Always a keen swimmer I have missed that immersion in water so decided to try open swimming and paddle boarding on Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway. I’m know enjoying kayaking and have been so inspired by the pace of movement and the scenery surrounding you whilst out on the water.

Sorry this item is sold.

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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