Amanda Brisbane

On seeing the sand casting technique for the first time, during her studies in the USA, Amanda Brisbane was instantly drawn to the textural finishes that the process generates – the subtle interplay between the fire-polished smoothness of the inner surface and the contrasting, coarser texture of the cast underbelly. It is a procedure that she has refined over the years; producing one-off glass sculptures that take on an organic, three-dimensional form all of their own.

She produced some of the UK’s most visually exciting, contemporary glass sculptures, Amanda’s greatest strength was her ability to embrace each new challenge with a vigor and enthusiasm that is caught in the spirit of her extraordinary glass pieces.