The Flow Magazine – Nature Issue


The digital edition of Spring 2018 issue of The Flow Magazine (the leading glass journal for the flame-working community) is now out and available on your screens.  This is the Nature Issue, and the magazine features articles and galleries of glass artists work with a ‘nature’ theme.

Australian artists are well represented – Kathryn Chaston, Barb Jorgenson and Terri Krahe were all included – well deserved too.  Their work is outstanding…

And I’m am delighted that the editors included my Fantasy in a Fishbowl #1.  Talk about keeping good company!

Fantasy in a Fishbowl - 1

Fantasy in a Fishbowl #1


2018 Festival of Glass – Happy!


The 2018 Festival of Glass was held over the weekend of 17-18 February at Drysdale, Victoria.  The event is organised and run by the local Clifton Springs – Drysdale Community Group.

We arrived on the Friday eventing, and delivered my entries to the Glass Art Awards team.  We met other entrants, saw some fabulous work that had been entered, and we got to catch up with other glass folks who were setting up for Sunday’s Glass Expo.

Saturday evening was the ‘Twilight Flames’ event at the nearby Leura Park Estate winery, where the good folks served us fine food and beautiful wines while Murano master Mauro Vianello demonstrated his skills with sculptural glass.  Lots of fun catching up with more glass folks!

The Glass Expo was a lot of fun – but a long day for the exhibitors!

During the day, the winners of the Awards Show were announced.

I was totally stoked to be awarded First Place in the Wearable Art section, and delighted to be second place behind the wonderful Kathryn Chaston in the Sculptural section.  Happy with that!


Seabed Series pendant 2

Seabed Series Pendant


Against the Flow 2s

‘Against the Flow’

Keeping good company – 2017 Women in Glass


The Flow Magazine used this image of one of my Seabed Series pendants in the 13th edition of ‘Women in Glass’

The Flow Magazine Winter edition is out, with the 13th edition of the ‘Women in Glass’ gallery.

I did a quick scan of the gallery, and picked out 8 other Australian artists who were included – Jennie Merritt, Kathyrn Wardill, Laurie Young, Kathryn Chaston, Deb Crowley, Fiona Horne, Barb Jorgensen, Terri Kraehe, and the one and only unforgettable Miss Vee, Veronique Southan.  (There may be others I missed or didn’t recognise – my apologies if I missed you!)

Keeping pretty good company, as far as I’m concerned!

Clarence River Women in Art


Fantasy in a Fishbowl

Yesterday afternoon, the ‘Clarence River Women in Art Exhibition kicked off at the Yamba Museum.  The exhibition features 60 artists who live and work in the Clarence River valley.  The show is the result of a lot of hard work and organisation by Debra Novak, aided and abetted by Bob and Marea Buist.  The exhibition runs from 12-December, and runs until 28 January 2018.

I am proud that my ‘Fantasy in a Fishbowl’ is part of this exhibition.  The piece is collection of quirky marine critters, mostly contained within a ghostly fishbowl – there are a few escapees…

One of the features of the exhibition will be artwork by  earlier women artists from the Clarence Valley, some from the 19th century.  These artists recorded people and places that are now historical. The show also features a painting  by Lillian Chauvel, the first Australian female artist to exhibit overseas.  Incidentally, Lillian Chauvel was the sister of  General Sir Henry Chauvel, who led the Desert Mounted Corps at the Battle for Beersheba, where the 4th Light Horse carried the famous charge.

Lillian Chauvel

‘Roses’ by Lillian Chauvel

The opening event included performances by two young Clarence Valley singers – the classically trained Michelle Jean Ryan and contemporary singer/songwriter Grace Hickey.  It turns out that Michelle’s great-aunt was Margaret Gard, born at Harwood, and better known as Margherita Grandi, a noted operatic mezzo-soprano and diva, who sang at Covent Garden, La Scala and other noted opera houses, who sang in movies such as ‘The Red Shoes’, and who was recorded in in work conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.  That’s a long way from Harwood Island!




Red Hill Gallery


Shades of Red Hollows Series

Red Hill Gallery is one of Brisbane’s best galleries.  They represent noted Australian painters, sculptors and glass artists.

My work is again available at Red Hill Gallery.  If you are in the neighbourhood, take the time to drop in and enjoy!