Amanda Taylor

"My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my glass work as a way to create a sense of place and interpret the ever-present beauty that surrounds us all. My hope is that the work will spark a fond memory, and bring a sense of wonder and joy to each viewer. "

Amanda Taylor creates work that celebrates the natural beauty of the hills and mountains where she has lived and traveled throughout Canada, the USA, and various areas around the world. Her love of the outdoors and photography inspires her to create unique interpretations in kiln-formed glass.

Taylor designs each piece using her own photographs and watercolor paintings. Her detailed, layered imagery is created solely from glass—she uses no enamels or paints. Each piece is fired several times in a kiln to fuse the layers of glass into a final sculptural work of art.

Taylor was born and raised near the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta. She has been working with different art materials and techniques since her late teens, and has been working primarily with kiln-formed glass since 1994. She has studied with and been mentored by many glass artists from around the world. In 2008, she and her husband, Lance Taylor, opened OATKA School of Glass and Glass Studio in upstate New York. Today, she creates work and teaches at this location as well as a studio in the Cattail Creek community near Asheville, NC.

Winter Blues
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 900
Blue Ridge Fall Colors
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Forever Blue
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,700
Misty Spring Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,900
Golden Aspen Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,300
Autumn Glow
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 650