Amanda Glanville: Maker of Tiny Glass Stuff
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Amanda Glanville is a Maker of Tiny Glass Stuff
Discovering the meticulous art of flame-worked glass in the mid 1990’s she’s been on a mission ever since to reclaim the tradition of making kitsch ‘little glass animals’, reinventing them for the present day as quirky, affordable collectables.
She has become well-known for approachable, colourful and fun mini sculptures which delight young and old. Her miniature work includes flamingos to brains, apple cores to hedgehogs, rockets to ice lollies - all less that 3cm in size. Come and find out what she's planning for her annual Great Glass Advent Calendar!
The best quote about my work is that it's 'Art, but with a big smile on its face'. My inspiration is almost always taken by conversations with people, messages 'bet you can't make one of these' and stuff I squirrel away in my brain ready to try when I've got 5 minutes.
If you've ever seen anyone make little glass animals, that's basically what I'm doing. I use a kind of souped up Bunsen Burner to melt rods of coloured glass and shape them with simple tools such as tweezers. Glass has been made into objects in this way for 1000s of years, just the technology has changed.