Amanda makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass vessels from her studio in Corsock. She's fascinated by structures created using gravity whilst the glass heats in the kiln, the vessels becoming more complex as she experiments using hand-built suspension moulds. She's worked with glass for the past 10 years, studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Glass and Architecture at Central St Martin's School of Art and Design in London, before re-locating to Dumfries and Galloway in 2005. "I construct the glass using layers of coloured mostly opaque glass powders. My aim is to create very delicate, elusive work that reacts to the light it is placed in, showing variations in the intense colour and marks."