Glass artist Amanda Brisbane studied at the Central School of Art and Design, London in 1982. She continued her studies in West Surrey in 1983 – 1986, receiving a BA Hons in 3D Glass design.
She then moved on to complete her Scholarship in Philadelphia, USA and finally in 1986 studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, USA.
Amanda is inspired by glass and the challenge it creates. Every piece is unique, unrepeatable. The colours split or gather; they cannot be predicted or replicated.
The process of Amanda’s 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 replicates the essential characteristics of her designs, while sight variations in shape and colour only add to their beguiling, dramatic charm.
Each piece of glass is a subtle collaboration of artistry and chemistry. Unusually, Amanda produces 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 is always something unique – an original work of art.