Cockburn Gazette - - LOCAL SPOTLIGHT -

AF­TER mov­ing to Perth in 2006 with her hus­band Shan­non, Amanda Conway was bitten by the glass art bug af­ter tak­ing part in a one-day work­shop to try some­thing new.

“As wall and floor space in my home dis­ap­peared and my pen­dant col­lec­tion be­came huge, I be­gan to start sell­ing pieces to al­low me to con­tinue with what had be­come more than just a hobby,” she said.

“I de­sign, cut and fire all my own work, with de­signs tak­ing any­thing from six hours to many days in a kiln to form the fi­nal piece.

“Us­ing a va­ri­ety of art glasses with fus­ing, slump­ing, casting and lam­p­work tech­niques, I cre­ate unique jew­ellery, gifts, house­wares and art­works both as small limited ranges or made to the client’s spe­cific re­quire­ments.

Amanda’s pieces are all in­di­vid­ual, with de­signs of­ten in­flu­enced by the ocean, land­scape and trees of Aus­tralia.

Visit Kooky Glass Art at Fre­man­tle Mar­kets.

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