Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor was born and raised close to the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Her love of the outdoors, and photography, inspires her to create unique interpretations in kilnformed glass. “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variation in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my glass work to creatively interpret the ever-present beauty that sounds us all. I use light, color, and form to create a sense of place in my work. My hope is that the work will spark a fond memory and  bring a sense of wonder and joy within each viewer.” 

Amanda has been working with different forms of art materials and techniques since her late teens (ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, fiber, woodblock printing). She has been working primarily with kilnformed glass since 1994, but has been solely focused on glass since 2007, and over the years has studied and been mentored by many glass artists from around the world.  Amanda also teaches year-round in her studio outside of Burnsville, NC and in other studios in