Art Glass Platters ‘Retro Rainbow’ by Amanda Charles
Amanda Charles’ art glass platters are a fabulous concoction of colours. The ‘Retro Rainbow’ features a variety of bold rainbow shades – red, orange, yellow, blue and green – skillfully fused against a black and white backdrop. Reminiscent of the flower power era, of tie-dye. The platter has a smooth yet undulating texture, calling out to be touched.
A fabulous addition to her kiln-formed collection, ‘Retro Rainbow’ art glass platters are a joy to behold.
Please note the small Retro Rainbow platter is also available in a circular form, 30cm.
These art glass platters come with, an acrylic stand for the small Retro Rainbow platter and an acrylic easel for the large Retro Rainbow platter allowing you to easily display them.
Art Glass Platters 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 and the amazing number of ways to create beautiful art.
Amanda Charles’s favourite modus operandi is working with kiln-formed glass. This is a ‘warm glass’ technique, where layers of glass are fused together in the kiln. 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 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.