Amanda Dziedzic

Artist in Residence

I am a Melbourne based glass artist who shares a studio space in Brunswick. I love to make and over the years I have found working in glass to be the most rewarding on all fronts.  During my time I have completed a two year traineeship at JamFactory in Adelaide, completed a research residency in Tokyo, Japan, undertaken studio placement in the UK, participated at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and recently completed a residency at Northlands Glass in Scotland.  The kind of works I love to create are most often those that make you smile. Whiletechnically challenging they are universal in their appeal. I actually find it hard to describe my design aesthetic. While my production work is quite clean and simple, I take a lot of inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, but my exhibition work is a different kettle of fish all together. I think the one thing I can honestly say is I am a total colour enthusiast. I just love it. It excites me, it motivates me, it influences my everyday life. I love how colour can alter a mood and I love how colour can create an atmosphere. The biggest influence in my work as a whole is nature. I think plant life is fascinating. Probably the most beautiful design out there. The pattern and colours found in plants will always inspire me.



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