Amanda trained in Architectural Glass in Bristol followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma at Central Saint Martins College in London. In 1998 she was awarded a two year Swash Fellowship in the glass department during which time she concentrated on discovering the potential of kiln-fired glass including fusing, slumping and casting. In 2000 she went the Pilchuck Glass School in the US to learn skills in sculptural casting. She then became an Artist in Residence for Artworks MK which resulted in a solo exhibition and new opportunities for developing her work.
She has undertaken many commissions for public and private buildings, working with architects, clients and the community. Some of these projects have also involved collaboration with schools, community groups etc in the making of the work. She teaches glass courses, and runs workshops and projects involving kiln-fired and stained glass
Amanda joined the CGS Committee in 2001 and has since become Treasurer. She also worked with Helga Watkins-Baker to produce the South West Research Project and looks forward to the exciting developments of CGS in the future