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Amanda J Simmons

Glass artist

Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire


Experimentation, fragilty, light


£65 — £5000


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.



Homo Faber Best of Europe, Venice

14 Sep 2018
I'm very happy to be included in this exhibition 'Best of Europe' as part of the celebration of all human design and craft in Venice.

Exhibition and Speaking at North Lands Creative Glass Nexus Forum

04 Aug 2018
I will have new work on show and speaking at the Glass Nexus Forum this August at North Lands Creative in Lybster. Always a great experience at these glass get-togethers. Jeff Zimmer and I will be in the Alastair Pilkington Studio from July 20th.

Outer Spaces at The Scottish Gallery

05 Jul 2017
The Scottish Gallery presents Amanda Simmons’s first solo exhibition. Outer Spaces is the culmination of a two-week residency at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness and the continuing research of the Flow Country and its carbon storage capacity.

Available for commissions



Outer Spaces at The Scottish Gallery

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

SOFA Chicago with Craft Scotland

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Research Work for Solo Show

Disciplines Printing, Glass, Conceptual, Design, Paper
Materials Glass, Paper, Wood


Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Collect 2014 with Contemporary Applied Arts

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Modern Heritage Craft Project

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass

Collect 2018 with Craft Scotland

Disciplines Glass
Materials Glass