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Amanda J Simmons
Amanda J Simmons

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Personal Statement

I’m interested in our emotional responses to contemporary objects and the connection we build with inanimate items. The starting point to all my work is that connection, either with an emotion, colour, written word or music and from there I will investigate how others have looked at the same notion, making a visual representation of my research and reactions, often leading to more questions.

Recent themes include: Voyager I and II becoming the furthest human made objects to travel through our solar system. I’m fascinated by their journey and the images beamed back to us of their trip. I’m continuing my research as a scientist into using glass as a medium to investigate the physical properties of our universe. And as ever birds fly through my work as I live with them in the studio and my rural setting.

I’ve worked with glass for the past 14 years, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London with Distinction studying Postgraduate Certificate in Glass & Architecture, before re-locating to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland in 2005.

Year Established: 2000

Achievements

I've exhibited my work at COLLECT with Craft Scotland (the Crafts Council show for contemporary applied arts at the Saatchi Gallery in London) and became a member of Contemporary Applied Arts in 2011. A winner of the Gold Award for Innovation, Creativity and potential to export at Origin 2010, I investigated the applied arts market in the USA (funded by the Crafts Council and UK Trade & Investment) visiting SOFA and Bullseye Glass.

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