Amy Cushing | Colour Suspended, Power Magnified | Bullseye Glass
11th May 2020
In their latest catalogue, Bullseye Glass' cover star is our very own Amy Cushing.
Since graduating from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1992, Cushing has become one of London’s most creative designers, carving a unique niche for herself with her unparalleled understanding of fused glass combined with her intuitive sense of colour. Having trained in Public Art, large-scale drawing, painting and all 3-D disciplines, specializing in ceramics and glass, Cushing draws on this expansive knowledge to envisage her large scale installations and art works.
The beauty of her glass is in the detail and her meticulous self informed working knowledge. A vast portfolio of techniques informed by many years experimenting with kilns and recording the results, detailing how to achieve and repeat the desired effects and colours which are used to compose each piece. Cushing creates bespoke installations and compositions for interior and exterior spaces and is regularly selected to represent British Design both in the UK and overseas.
Bullseye Glass Company is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education and promoting glass art. Since 1974, they have collaborated with a community of artists worldwide and have been instrumental in developing many of the fundamental materials and methods at the core of contemporary kiln-glass. Widely known as the first company in the world to formulate and manufacture glasses that are factory-tested for fusing compatibility, they are also recognised for key contributions to the kiln forming, kiln casting, flameworking, and coldworking methods used to create glass art. Their glass is handcrafted in their factory, based in Portland, Oregon.