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Amanda Taylor, Fused Glass, Kiln Glass

Amanda Taylor

<p>Amanda Taylor was born and raised close to the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta. Her love of the outdoors and photography inspires her to create unique interpretations in kilnformed glass. Amanda has been working with different forms of materials and techniques since her late teens but has been working primarily with kilnformed glass since 1994. She has studied and been mentored by many glass artists from around the world. Since 2008, she and her husband have run a glass studio and teaching facility. Amanda teaches year-round both at the studio and in various studios in Canada and the USA. &ldquo;My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variation in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my glass work as a way to creatively interpret the ever present beauty that sounds us all. I use light, color, and form to create a sense of place in my work. My hope is that the work will spark a fond memory, and bring a sense of wonder and joy within each viewer." Working out of her studio south of Burnsville, NC, Amanda creates various bodies of work and teaches a variety of techniques and levels. Her work varies in size, subject matter, and techniques (landscape panels, glass vessels, cast glass forms, etc).</p>