The energy and passion that she demonstrated throughout her life is embodied in every glass sculpture created during her too short life - a fitting and lasting tribute. Her story began when her imagination was captured by the blaze and heat of the furnace.
"…I am inspired by glass and the challenges it creates. Each piece is unique, unrepeatable. How the colour splits or gathers cannot be predicted or replicated…"
Amanda studied at the Central School of Art & Design, London, and the West Surrey College of Art & Design gaining a 1st class BA Hons in 3D Design. She then went on to study in the USA at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and the Boston College of Art in Massachutes.
Her work can be found in both public and private collections. In 1989 Amanda gained an award from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers presented at the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor of London.
Her work has a masterful fluency that depends entirely on the casting being completed in a single stage. As the molten glass begins to solidify, she intervenes, manipulating it with her hands, coaxing new shapes to materialize.
It is an intense, engaging process which captures the exact moment the sculpture comes into being. Amanda replicated the essential characteristics of her designs, while slight variations in shape and colour only add to their beguiling, dramatic charm.
Each piece of glass has a subtle collaboration of artistry and chemistry. Unusually, Amanda produced all the raw materials used to colour the glass herself. The Oxides used in the process are what help to define each sculpture. The end result was always something unique - an original work of art.