Amy works with kiln formed glass, creating functional and wearable work.
She first discovered kiln formed glass through a short course at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) in 2006, while looking for a creative egress from her hectic work in the public oral health sector. She immediately fell in love with the endless possibilities fused glass presented. Since 2006, she has been exploring the medium and various techniques as a student of Blue Dog Glass.
Amy’s work focuses on techniques that harness both the organic nature of glass as it is heated in a kiln and the way it can then seamlessly marry with geometric shapes and designs. She loves to embed pattern bars and other inclusions in strip construction designs and has recently been exploring a Miguel Unson technique using glass stringer and powder/frit.
In 2015, Amy travelled to Portland, Oregon to undertake a customised workshop at the well-known Bullseye Glass Company, manufacturers of handcrafted glass. The workshop encompassed Flow: high temperature and movement, Colour: blending and creating your own colours, and Reactions: using the different properties of glass to create reactions. Amy was also lucky enough to cast her very own sheets of glass – an intense but fun experience!
Amy’s knowledge, experience and love for the medium continues to grow.