Vessel Gallery London - Contemporary Art-Glass Sculpture and Decorative Art. Exhibitions, Sales and Commissions.

Amanda J Simmons

Feather from the Swallows bowl


Feather from the Swallows bowl




H 13 cm D 19 cm






We have more than one of these available, each piece varies in size therefore the above is an approximate size. To see all pieces available, please contact the gallery.

Amanda J Simmons exploits the heat of the kiln combined with gravity to manipulate and form her complex glass pieces. It is however her use of opaque glass powders in the initial stages, that create her unique surface textures and tonal palette.

After building up layers of the various pigmented powder on clear sheet glass, Simmons then draws on her desired patterns and marks. She pushes the fine particles to leave rows of tiny excavated ravines, resulting in repetitive and precisely designed minuscule landscapes. Firing melts the powders, softening and hardening the surface, revealing the layered and mixed colours used.

Further slump firings not only add three dimensional form but pull and stretch the sheet glass, thinning the surface making it opaque and translucent. Final cold working processes such as grinding, cutting and engraving, reveal more of the hidden structure but also add further intricate decoration.

Also shown with Feather from the Swallows platter, £1250

Amanda J Simmons

Feather from the Swallows bowl