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Congratulations, Amanda!

I’ve watched Scottish-based artist Amanda Simmons’ work for the last few years as she developed her practice in kilnformed glass. Her singular style, exquisite color choices and the coherency of her line are unmistakable – as they obviously were to the judges who presented her The Gold Award at ORIGIN 2010: The London Craft Fair.

“London, September 29, 2010:  Amanda Simmons, based in Corsock in Dumfries and Galloway, has taken first prize in the Crafts Council and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Export award 2010. Over 200 contemporary craft makers exhibiting at this year’s Origin show were eligible to apply. This award provides the successful applicant with the opportunity to explore a chosen overseas market and get bespoke export advice from a personal International Trade Advisor.

I was delighted to read in Amanda’s blog that she plans to visit New York next Spring to look into opportunities in the US market. I hope she doesn’t stall on the East Coast.

Amanda, we’d love to see you in Portland!

In the meantime, I’ll keep watching her work on her beautiful website and reading her stories of a glass life in the village of Corsock in  Dumfries and Galloway on her blog. “Otters frolicking down the road at 1:30 am”?

Maybe you should go to New York and I should go to your wee village, Amanda?

2 Responses to Congratulations, Amanda!

  1. I love Amanda’s work! Congratulations on an award well deserved.

  2. Dear Lani…thank you so much for the blog post, you are welcome in our wee village anytime. Can’t promise the otters though (think they’re very secretive but so beautiful). I am trying to sneak over to the West coast, they said I was being a bit ambitious in my interview to do both in such a short research trip but hopefully see you at SOFA if Bullseye there next year.
    Nearly time for hibernation this year but hope to be working on many more colour samples over winter as feel I use French vanilla way too much!!
    Cheers Jaqueline for your kind words too.

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