Amanda Louden has been working with hot glass since completing her degree in 1983. Whilst her main focus is in the decoration, Amanda continues to blow and form her own glass. She hires a hot glass studio for a few weeks a year and spends the other months decorating the glass objects.
Forming her own glass allows her to make pieces to a preconceived colour and shape. The next step in the design process is to mask the surface of the glass with tape and draw on the design. The tape is then cut, areas are removed and then the piece is sandblasted. This process is often repeated several times to achieve depth and intricacy. Engraving is sometimes used to add detail. These procedures are very time consuming.
Her decorations encompass a distinctly Australian theme including frogs, seahorses, Insects and an emphasis on botanically oriented flora. Designs are chosen to compliment the shape of the pieces that she creates.
Amanda’s glass has been exhibited in many group shows in Australia and has had many successful solo exhibitions. Her work is now included in many private collections here and overseas.
Made in Australia.