Amber Hiscott was born in Swansea and studied in the Architectural Glass Department of Swansea College of Art from 1972-5. After a further period of study with the German glass artist Ludwig Schaffrath, she set up her own studio. She has worked on small and large scale projects and developed an international reputation with her bold abstract colours and movement. Working with David Pearl, as Amber +Pearl, she has created an extensive collection of architectural glass.
Commissions include Sheffield Cathedral, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Wales Millennium Centre and Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont. She has glass sculptural work in Bradford, Cardiff and Swansea. She has exhibited in Casa Foa, Argentina, JKK Jaipur and OPAM Japan.
Amber Hiscott and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers
The Worshipful Company of Glaziers was founded in 1328 and remains dedicated to the art and craft of stained glass. In recent times the emphasis has moved from the protection of the personal economic welfare of Glaziers to the preservation of the heritage of stained glass and the support of continuing high standards.
A key part of this work has been the annual competition for young artists, which began in 1932 and which, since 1982, has operated under the banner of the Stevens Competition, the premier competition for stained glass artists in the UK.
Amber Hiscott was a prize winner in 1974 and more recently she has served as a judge for the Stevens Competition, and was chair of the judges in 2013 and 2014.