i work with my hands, my brain and my heart. Glass in various forms, from powdered to sheet allow a variety of outcomes.
Inspiration comes from History, Colour, Design, Nature, Texture and the way light reflects off the surface or through the glass.
Environmental colours and tones from the outback or the coastal regions continually present a myriad of options.
Boundaries are there to be pushed whether in construction, temperature ( very high to low), manipulation (torchwork, carving, raking, stretching etc), finishing ( sandblasting, coldworking ) , and use of recycled glass - reuse a waste product.
Complementary materials are used to enhance or frame the glass pieces.(In collaboration with a local woodworker "the Wog")
I create both functional and non functional pieces ...
- That may or may not be delicate
- Are often unique
- Are often textured
- Chase depth and movement
- Display a variety of styles and techniques - always check the back !
The beauty and functional history of glass has been a long time fascination . In 2013 I began working with this medium . I have attended many courses within Australia and overseas to develop skills, techniques and attempt to understand the behaviour of this amorphous material - glass. Instructional courses with Narcissus Quagliata over the last two years have expanded my glass work options, and Shar Moorman - Australia Sculptured Glass - have been intense, rewarding and a privilege to work with such a knowledgeable and talented artists.
I am Queensland based floating between my HIghfields, Toowoomba workshop (Mosspit Glass) and Azure Glass's, Marian workshops.
Narcissus Quagliata, Kristie Rae, Klaus , Odki (Torchworker, France), Dorothy Hefner.
Their abilities to transform glass to reflect the environment we exist in, via colour, texture and design.
Current ongoing display at Cedar Gallery, Eungella. North Queensland
Private Exhibition - Marian, Queensland - November 2021
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