Sylvia Free

Sylvia Free

  • Artist’s Statement

    From a young age I have always be attracted by colour and transparency and I believe this what drew me to kiln glass art. Imagining how to manipulate and transformed glass into unique functional and sculpted pieces fills my mind.

  • Biography

    Sylvia is a Queenslander who has lived in many places in this wonderful country. The meeting of different peoples and knowledge gained from the different glass organisations encountered have brought her to this time.
    In 2010 Sylvia built a small kiln that enabled her to fire her own pieces. Moving to Meringandan West QLD in 2012, Sylvia acquired a much larger kiln and set up a studio. “GlassOwl Studio”, has provided a focus to produce useful stylish items and to develop pure works of art that mirror her creative fervour.
    Sylvia has had exhibitions at Rosalie Gallery, Goombungee, the Cooroy Butter Factory and the Old Fire Station Gallery Redcliffe. Sylvia was involved in the Crows Nest In-Studio Art Trail in 2017 and 2021.
    Sylvia has works in several Queensland galleries including; Two Galah Gallery Toogoolawah, Wilsonton Community Art Gallery, the Crows Nest Community Arts and Crafts Centre and the Red Poppy Collective Redcliffe.

  • Influences

    Nature, Colour, the strength, and fragility of glass as well as the following artists:
    Dale Chihuly
    Laurie Spray
    Bob Leatherbarrow.

  • Awards

    2017 and 2018 - Queensland Creative Glass Guild peoples Choice awards - for themed pieces as part of the Guilds annual exhibition.

  • Exhibitions

    2016 - Rosalie Gallery, Goombungee, ‘Never Stop Being Surprised’.
    2017 - Crows Nest In Studio Art Trail
    2019 - Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, titled ‘Journey of Discovery’.
    2020 - Old Fire Station Gallery, Redcliffe titled ‘Still’.
    2021 - Crows Nest In Studio Art Trail

Showing all 3 artworks

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Mandala No. 1
3 x 22 x 22 cm Framed: 3 x 22 x 22 cm Kiln Form Glass Sold

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Mandala No. 2
2 x 19 x 32 cm Kiln Form Glass $160.00

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Mandala No. 5
4 x 19 x 4 cm Kiln Form Glass $110.00