Amanda Lawrence specialises in both kiln formed and engraved glass and often combines the two to create unique pieces to commission. Her striking vessels, wall pieces and sculptures have been exhibited across the UK.
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Awards: 1997 The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Trophy for the best first time exhibitor, National Exhibition of the Guild of Glass Engravers
Annual commission to create the Mission Hill Family Estate Trophy for the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
2005 Commission to design a glass screen for Stourport Methodist Church, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.
Many private commissions.
1998-2001 BA (Hons) (1st Class) Glass Design Wolverhampton University.
2001-2002 Professional Development Diploma in Glass Techniques & Technology, International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill.
2006 Designer Crafts at Chelsea, Society of Designer Craftsmen, Chelsea Town Hall; Demonstrator at Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxon; 2005 The Glass Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, York; Demonstrator at Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxon; Making Waves, Nature in Art, Glos
2004 British Glass Biennale exhibition, Ruskin Glass Centre, West Midlands; Artspace, Barn Galleries, Henley; Gardens of Delight, Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester; Cutting Edge, Guild of Glass Engravers national exhibition, Glass Art Gallery, London
2003 Designer Crafts 2003 Mall Galleries, London; exhibition at Newport Museum & Art Gallery; British Contemporary Crafts, Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester; Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen exhibitions
2002 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London; Brit Handmade, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India; First Gather; Himley Hall, Dudley, West Midlands; Pick of the Best, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art & Craft, Eastleigh, Hampshire; Masters in Glass, Model House Craft & Design Centre, Llantrisant, Wales; Working the Light, Bishops Gallery, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
2001 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London; 1999 Exhibition of the 2nd International Symposium of Engraved Glass, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
1997-2001 National exhibitions of the Guild of Glass Engravers.
2006 Baroque Glass Gallery, Nailsworth, Glos.
2001 Glass in the Garden, The Orangery, Painswick Rococo Garden, Glos.
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
My kiln formed pieces are made by collaging glass elements which are fused and shaped at high temperature in the kiln. Colour and texture are added using enamels, lustres and sandblast and these are sometimes combined with engraved details. I also make my own glass ‘canvases’ for specific engraving projects. Movement in natural forms, especially animals and birds, is the main inspiration for my work, but ideas from the myths and legends that are woven around the natural world tend to creep in as well.
Studio visits are welcome.
I enjoy working to commission, whether in kiln formed or engraved glass or a combination of the two. The commissioning process begins with a discussion of the client’s ideas, requirements and timescale. I like to meet with clients if possible, and to visit the site where a site-specific piece is contemplated. I am happy to travel within the UK though international travel requires more notice. Clients are also welcome to visit my studio by appointment. It is helpful to have access to photographs or any other information the client may have which can act as reference, or as inspiration, for the subject matter. Through a combination of discussion and drawing, I aim to evolve a design which is both appropriate and inspiring. When a final design drawing has been agreed, I can normally give a definite delivery date and fixed estimate of costs. At this point a deposit is payable, the remainder of the cost on delivery.
All commissions are one-off pieces and therefore priced individually. The price depends on several factors, the most significant being the complexity of the piece and the amount of work involved. It is helpful to know if the client has a budget in mind and I can normally give an estimate of the likely costs early in the discussion process. The prices of the pieces pictured here will give some indication of the range of costs involved. For pieces where engraving is involved, prices start from £200.
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