Amanda creates work that reflects her 25 years of experience in the field of stained glass restoration. She graduated originally from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in Architectural Glass. As a conservator, specialising in glass painting, she has closely examined fragments of stained glass that required careful documentation, cleaning and repair. It is these fragments, their surface decoration, shapes and depth, without the constraints of lead, which influence her work.
Amanda creates collections of glass fragments and glass paintings that converse with each other to evoke a sense of place. Each collection reflects her research into, and documentation of, elements of Scottish islands; they embody and crystallise her response to the craft of the material and the details of landscape. Amanda is developing new work that reimagines historical processes and methods by applying traditional glass painting techniques to mouth-blown glass.