Lin Hutton Potter, Amanda Glanville Maker of Tiny Glass Stuff
Lin (no website as direct sales) www.earringcafe.co.uk.
Lin Hutton, Contemporary Ceramic Planter and Succulent Plant
Lin Hutton At Art in the Park 2021
Lin Hutton Contemporary Ceramic Satellite Planter and String of Heart Plant.
Lin is a potter who loves propagating and growing succulent plants so it was a natural progression for her to create simple stylish contemporary ceramic planters to compliment these fascinating plants. Her ready planted pots are affordable and fit perfectly modern or traditional homes and gardens making her work popular wherever she shows.
Amanda is on a mission to reclaim the art of making little glass animals and other objects and reinvent them for the 21st Century. She learnt to melt glass in the mid 1990s and quickly found her groove making affordable commissions. Her tiny glass creations have a multi generational appeal and are a real crowd pleaser wherever she shows.
Lin draws her inspiration from a love of all things mid-century modern together with passion for the plants she grows. Simplicity of form and subtle abstract surface decoration are key to her work. The work of painter Ben Nicholson has been a life long interest.
Nothing gets by Amanda's Creative eye, from water buffalo to sewing machines, daffodils to teapots, they are all carefully observed and deserving subjects for her lampworking skills. These tiny sculptures and beads are made into fabulous original jewellery, buttons, decorations, pictures and more. She is always devising new ways to spread her tiny glass love.
All Lin's ceramics are high fired earthenware. Durable and frost resistant the rich red clay is allowed to burn or sgraffito
(scratched) through layers of tin glazes and subtle oxides (colours). Abstract patterns are spontaneously cut from newspaper and applied as masks to the surface of her wheel thrown pottery. The result is pleasing a palate of soft blues, greys, greens and blacks playing against the red body of the clay.
Amanda is a keen demonstrator of her fascinating lampwork technique where coloured glass rods are slowly introduced into a flame and the molten glass is built up, smoothed and textured on a specially coated mandrel. Once her tiny glass designs are formed she must anneal them in a kiln generally overnight. The whole process can be seen on her ipad demonstration which plays along side her exhibition.