Devon Artist Amy McCarthy

Devon Open Studios Emerging Artist: Amy McCarthy

Devon Artist Amy McCarthy

Amy set up an online shop and art glass studio in 2009 after a career in mental health. In a remarkably short time she has build up a thriving studio with a steady stream of commissions and a busy exhibition diary. Last year she participated in Devon Open Studio for the first time, and received nearly 70 visitors.

Recycling and environmental art are a dominant passion, last summer she won South West Water Artist Prize for a large public sculpture that utilized an old bath and discarded glass to create a vibrantly coloured sail boat cruising on a mosaic sea. She intends to create more large sculptures by casting recycled glass. This is a very experimental area of glass art and she is keen to develop her skills in enamelling, fusing and slumping glass by saving for a kiln for her studio.

The bursary will help with the cost of a gazebo to exhibit her work in this year’s exhibition, the preparation and promotion of her private view event.

Venue: 39 Regents Park, Heavitree Exeter, EX1 2NY