Amy Whittingham is the author of Glass Casting published by Crowood Press Ltd. in July 2019. This practical book explains the glass casting process, from the initial search for inspiration through to simple and then more complex casting. With step-by-step instructions and supporting photographs, it is an accessible and thorough account of this challenging and beautiful process.
Amy is an experienced cast glass maker based in Plymouth Devon, best known for her wearable interlinked glass and hand woven rope jewellery. Over the last 7 years Amy has been the lead artist for many commercial briefs gained both through her work at Plymouth College of Art and her own artistic practice. Gaining several high profile commissions including; designing and casting the trophies for The Media Innovation Awards, modelling and creating 120 slip cast Sunfish for The National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth City Council, making moUlds of childrens shoes for The Cold Truth an exhibition by young people highlighting child exploitation and core casting ten beautiful burgundy Fez hat shaped perfume bottles with black stoppers, which featured in the short film ‘Fez; The Royal Scent’ by artist/director Dr Anya Lewin.
Most recently Amy has had the opportunity to work as teaching assistant to Silvia Levenson at Northlands Creative (UK) and Glenn Carter at Pilchuck Glass School (USA) and has been heavily involved in Abigail Reynold’s project ‘Glass with an address’ collecting sand and seaweed from Porthmeor beach to melt and create a beautiful turquoise Cornish glass.