Amanda creates work that reflects on her experience in the field of stained glass restoration.
As a conservator, specialising in glass painting, she has closely examined individual fragments of stained glass that collectively made up the narrative of a window.
Many years of attentive documentation, cleaning and repair of these fragments and the use of painting techniques unchanged since the medieval period, have influenced her work. Amanda is interested in the lexicon of the glass fragments and their constituent shape, depth and colour.
Liberated from lead lines, and with the application of paint and stain to accentuate their intrinsic qualities, these elements are a sensitive balance of material and image that evoke a particular sense of place.
2018 Converge | Six Women in Glass, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 (March) 'Equinox', Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2017 Shortlisted Inches Carr Mentoring prize
2017 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 :
2015 Visiting lecturer Postgraduate Design, ECA, University of Edinburgh
2015 Invited to select the Scottish Glass Society Student Award
2015 Contribute an article to the Scottish Glass Society Journal
2012-15 Private commissioned work
2011-12 Artist in residence, Glass Department, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
2010-11 Art and Design Workshops: Midlothian Primary Schools
2001–Present Freelance Painter, Designer and Conservator: Amanda Baron Stained Glass
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
1992-93 Edinburgh Stained Glass House
1990-92 BA (Hons) Architectural Glass, Edinburgh College of Art 1989-90 BA Ceramics, Middlesex University
1988-89 Cumbria College of Art and Design, Foundation Course