Amanda Simmons

Famous Ceramist

About Amanda

Amanda Simmons makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass vessels - tall, sculptural, thin walled columns - from her studio in Corsock, Scotland. She is fascinated in the forms created by gravity within the kiln, the vessels becoming more complex as she perfects the slumping method. She has worked with glass for the past 9 years, studying at Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London, before re-locating to Dumfries & Galloway in 2005.

Amandas Work


- Masterclass with Jiri Harcuba and April Surgent, Glass Engraving, North Lands Creative Glass, Wick 2008
- Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies – Glass and Architecture Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design, London (Tutors: Caroline Swash and Helen Maurer) 2004-2005
- Fusing & Slumping, Mould Making, Glass Casting, Cold working Modules, Westminster College, London 2003
- Stained Glass with Ray Bradley, Institute of Art, London 2002
- BSc Clinical Sciences 1996-2004
- BSc Biomedical Sciences, Kings College London 1992-1996

What I Like about Amanda's Work

I really like the idea of using glass to make bowls and other things. I really like the way amanda uses colors on her work. I love the color choices for her pieces. I think it would be fun but difficult to work with glass.
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