Art Glass Ornament
The ‘Bloom’ art glass ornament is a delightful one-off piece created by the skillful hands of Amanda Charles. Using dichroic and iridescent glass and inspired by Asian Lacquer work. A pretty flower blooms amongst shades of blue, aqua and bronze glass, which shimmer beautifully together.
This art glass ornament has a delicate metallic lustre that captivates the eyes. This piece will certainly draw admiring comments from all who visit.
Art Glass Ornament Artist
Amanda Charles began her stellar glass journey by training in ceramics and glass at the University of Hertfordshire. She became fascinated by the versatility of glass. The amazing number of ways it was possible to work with glass to create beautiful art captured her soul.
Amanda Charles’s favourite modus operandi is working with kiln-formed glass, where layers of glass are fused together. Precise heat control enables her to stack opalescent, transparent and dichroic glass. This creates vibrancy, geometry and very tactile 3D texture. It almost invites the viewer to reach out and touch the art.
Inspired both by contemporary art movements and the great art movements such as Bauhaus, Amanda Charles Glass abstract art creations focus on geometric and powerful colour contrasts. The elaborate detail of her pieces creates both linear and non-linear compositions – a harmonic dissonance if you will.
Layers of glass complement or contrast with each other to create a wonderful divergence between light absorption and reflection in intricate detail and pattern. A style that pays homage to the simplicity of Bauhaus Modernism and the complexity of non-representational Abstract Expressionism (art not based on reality, but more an expression of the artists’ psyche).
Her artistic style and technique are constantly evolving as she continues to experiment with the marvellous medium of glass.
Amanda Charles Glasswork has featured in the Online European Glass Show 2016 run by the Contemporary Glass Society. She was also shortlisted for the 2017 British Glass Biennale.