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Amanda J Simmons

Glass artist

Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire


Experimentation, fragilty, light


£145 — £3500


I make kiln formed 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 finish my pieces using many cold working processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping, diamond point and wheel engraving.
Recent themes include researching the use of glass as a medium to investigate the physical properties of our universe.



New Website

11 Mar 2017
New website highlighting new collections of work and studio work for sale.

British Glass Biennale

15 Mar 2015
Amanda Simmons has been selected to show her kiln formed vessels at this years British Glass Biennale, with her duo piece 'Dahlia Universe'.

Naked Craft

30 Mar 2017
The Naked Craft Network is an international research project that brings together the best of contemporary Canadian and Scottish craft. Centre Materia (Quebec City): September 26 – November 28, 2015 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: January 2016

Available for commissions



SOFA Chicago with Craft Scotland

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Collect 2014 with Contemporary Applied Arts

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Modern Heritage Craft Project

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass


Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass