In this featured, long-format, Master Class course, Scotland-based artist Amanda Simmons shares the full process by which she creates her tall vessels.
After discussing the research practices that help translate personal sources of inspiration into her exquisite design and color choices, Simmons demonstrates exactly how she realizes those choices in her elegant slumped vessels. Design considerations, building and firing the blank, slump firing, coldwork, process variations—Simmons covers every detail here.
About the Artist
Amanda Simmons received a Postgraduate Certificate in Glass and Architecture from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design in London. In 2005, she relocated to Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, where she currently lives and works. An Emerge 2012 finalist, Simmons has had her work included in exhibitions throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2013, Craft Scotland featured her work at SOFA Chicago. Most recently, Contemporary Applied Arts exhibited Simmons in their material-focused exhibition at COLLECT: The international Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design.