When Mary Anning discovered the first fossil ichthyosaur skeleton along the Blue Lias cliffs of Dorset, could she have dreamed something like this?

Amanda Heath is an art teacher and sculptor working in the mixed media of copper, glass and wood, and inspired by the Jurassic coast of Dorset. Here are a few more pictures of the process of making the Glass Ichthyosaur. Her process is as wonderful to see as the final form.

I might also note that when your artistic medium of choice is molten glass poured over shiny metal, you can use as much lens flare in your photography as you want. True story.

And because I can't help myself when it comes to trilobites, here's a copper and glass one peeking its cephalon up from the grass.

Thanks to Amanda Heath for sharing her work with us here on Symbiartic!

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Explore more of the work by Amanda Heath and Enlight10 studio.