Amanda Simmons wins the Powderhall Foundry Award for Sculpture at Converge


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Amanda Simmons, 'Dahlia Universe II'
Amanda Simmons, 'Dahlia Universe II'

Upland Member Amanda Simmons has won the Powderhall Foundry Award for Sculpture at Converge, the Visual Arts Scotland show held at the RSA Galleries at the Scottish National Gallery throughout February 2016. Amanda's winning piece, 'Dahlia Universe II'  is created with Bullseye glass powders, these pieces are formed by gravity, mass, heat and time.

Amanda has had a busy international start to 2016 as her work is being exhibited in Germany at the Ernsting Stiftung Glass Museum 'New Acquisitions 2015' show. Her first duo set Dahlia Universe was bought for the museum at last years British Glass Biennale and is on show until early April. New work is also on show in Munich at the International Trade Fair as a selected maker for the Modern Masters 2016 exhibit opening on 24 February til early March.
'Accumulations' is a two person show opening in New York this weekend at Bullseye Projects. Amanda is showing her work alongside American glass artist Catherine Newell, a mixture of glass wall panels and sculpture. She will be giving an artists talk in the gallery on March 19 whilst out on a teaching trip at Bullseye Glass.
Naked Craft touring show is on at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, its last leg of the Canadian tour before coming to Scotland in the summer. Amanda has a body of work featured in the show inspired by her love of birds.