Amanda has a degree in Architectural Glass from Edinburgh College of Art.
Over the past twenty-five years she has undertaken numerous public and private commissions and restoration projects in both secular and religious buildings throughout Scotland; including Eduardo Paolozzi’s Millennium window in St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Amanda’s experience as a conservator of stained glass informs her work, breaking down the elements of stained glass windows to create new works informed by traditional techniques and influenced by elements in landscape.
Amanda was artist in residence in Glass at ECA, University of Edinburgh 2011-12. She also undertook an artist residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg in 2016 and was one of four artists to be shortlisted for the Inches Carr Craft Mentoring Award in 2017.
2019 VAS Alight, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2018 Converge | Six Women in Glass, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 (March) 'Equinox', Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2017 Shortlisted Inches Carr Mentoring prize
2017 Craft Scotland Making Memories Workshop at Living Memory Association
2017 Lightness of Being Exhibition. Birch Tree Gallery,
2016 VAS Fly/2016 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2016 ‘Transition’, Edinburgh College of Art Glass Alumni
2016 Exhibition: ‘Elemental’, SGS exhibition at North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster and Coburg House, Leith
2016 Tea Green Events. Kibble Palace, Glasgow.
2016 Artist in Residence, Sweeney's Bothy, Isle of Eigg
2016 Design Market, Fruitmarket Gallery
2015 Summerhall, Christmas Market
2012 Exhibition: ‘To Sit In It’s Shadow Was My Delight’, Old Saint Paul’s Church, Edinburgh
2009 Exhibition: The Drum, Penicuik Library, Midlothian
2008 Exhibition: ‘Genus’, PCCA, Penicuik, Midlothian
2002 Millennium windows designed by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
1997 Saltire window for Scottish Parliament Building
Work Experience :
2019 Curation VAS Alight Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2019 VAS Alight Selection Panel
2019 VAS Vice President (shared role)
2018 Curation VAS Satellite Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2018 VAS Satellite Exhibition, Selection Panel
2015 Visiting lecturer Postgraduate Design, ECA, University of Edinburgh
2015 Invited to select the Scottish Glass Society Student Award
2015 Article in the Scottish Glass Society Journal
2011-12 Artist in residence, Glass Department, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
2007-15 Art and Design Workshops: Midlothian Primary Schools
2001–Present Freelance Painter, Designer and Conservator:
1998-2001 Painter, Designer and Conservator: Phoenix Glass
1995-98 Painter, Designer and Conservator: Christian Shaw Stained Glass
1994-95 Studio Manager: Edinburgh Stained Glass House
1993-94 Conservator of Medieval Glass: Chapel Studios, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
1990-92 BA (Hons) Architectural Glass