Andrea Spencer graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993 with a BA (hons) in Architectural Glass. Her work is held in significant public and private collections and has been exhibited in galleries in the UK, USA and China.
Notably, she has exhibited at the past three British Glass Biennale exhibitions, at which she was awarded the Art in Action prize for Contemporary Glass in 2012 . She has been an artist-in-residence at Northlands Creative Glass (Scotland) and has been a visiting artist at Penland School of Crafts (USA) and Pilchuck Glass School (USA). Her work has been featured in the Corning Museum of Glass’ New Glass Review (2010).
"My work is concerned with creating environments that shape the perception of an object, and in doing so, extend the meaning of that object. The starting point for my work begins with an exploration of natural forms, which leads into a process of investigating different manifestations of the same form. I am drawn to forms that seem particularly well-suited to the medium of flame-worked glass, where by I can exploit the material properties of transparency and fragility, in a process that allows a great degree of fine detail."