31 Pillory Street,
Nantwich. CW5 5BQ

Tel: 01270 611188

All work : Amanda Jones [Biography]

A Parallel Universe

Mixed Media on Board

Blue Heaven

Mixed Media on Board

Butterflies

Fused Glass

Cluster~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Delicate Dreams

Mixed Media on Board

Dibble Dabble

Mixed Media on Board

Feather

Mixed Media on Board

Garden Universe

Mixed Media on Board

Gold on Red

Fused Glass

Gravity~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Green Flow with Raised Plaque

Mixed Media on Board

Heart Of Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart Of Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart Of Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart Of Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart On Glass~

Fused Glass

Heart of Glass

Mixed Media

Heart of Hearts

Fused Glass

Heart on Blue

Fused Glass

In the Blue

Mixed Media

In the Pink

Resined Acrylic on Board

King of Hearts

Fused Glass

Knowledge~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Love Fusion

Mixed Media

Mind Reader~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

Pink Punter

Mixed Media on Board

Purple Plunder

Mixed Media on Board

Red Through to Gold

Mixed Media on Board

Striped Pyjamas

Resined Acrylic on Board

Sunburst

Mixed Media on Board

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Resined Acrylic on Board

Tender Twirls

Mixed Media on Board

The Big Bang

Mixed Media on Board

The Gold is There

Mixed Media

The Love Spots

Fused Glass

The World is Your Oyster

Mixed Media on Board

Turqoise Butterfly

Fused Glass

Turquoise Treat

Resined Acrylic on Board

Universal Approval

Mixed Media on Board

Universal Displacement

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Connection~

Mixed Media on Board

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Deep Red on Blue

Fused Glass

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Fabulous Fusion

Fused Glass

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Gold Diggers

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Heart Comm Royal

Fused Glass

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Heaven

Mixed Media on Board

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Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Miniature Abstract-Jones~

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Reach Out~

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Silence~

Resined Acrylic on Board

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Smashing I

Mixed Media on Board

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Amanda produces stunning one-off glass pieces which come framed in mirror frames.
Much of her artwork is based around a theme of hearts which she calls: Art from the Heart. Using mixed media, she creates the most beautiful vivid originals of abstract and semi-abstract forms.
About the process:
Kiln-formed Fused Glass
Fused glass is glass that has been heat processed in a kiln between 593 and 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.
At the lower temperatures this is called slumping, in midrange it is called tack fusing and in the higher ranges it's referred to as full fusing.
Kiln-formed glass involves heating two or more pieces of glass together, causing them to melt into one unit. It dates back to Egyptian times.
Newer fusing methods involve layering of thin sheets of glass that are exposed to ramps of temperature and soaks (holding the temperature) inside a kiln. The longer a high temperature is held the more the glass will fuse. Artists lays multiple colours for stunning original effects.
The decorative designs are created by fusing coloured glass granules between the layers of glass. When air becomes trapped between the layers, it creates the characteristic elements and textures found in kiln-formed glass.
More decorative detail can be added to the design by using metals and metal oxides to introduce unusual colouring and vitality to the pieces, or by painting and firing metallic lustres onto the surface so that the glass exudes a delicate brilliance.
To make a three dimensional piece the glass must be fired twice, firstly to fuse the decorative elements and glass together and then again into a ceramic or steel mould to create the desired form. Controlling the firing temperature is a crucial part of the process and is learnt by trial and error with beneficial (and not so beneficial) accidents along the way.
A number of techniques may be used together and in combination with material experimentation the most exciting discoveries can be made. The manipulation of glass using this ancient technique offers endless possibilities for the curious contemporary designer.
Glass with its peculiar and often unpredictable behaviour is as challenging now to the craft practitioner as it was in ancient times.
Amanda is an artist of many talents. She is not only an accomplished painter, but a designer of ceramics, glassworks and bronzes of the both female and male forms.
Amanda works as a P.E. instructor when not creating artwork and has recently successfully completed a PhD.

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