Category Archives: Sculptural Glass

Henny Penny and friends…

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Blame Joy!  She asked me if I could make a glass chicken!

Joy is one of the members at the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association’s Ferry Park Gallery.  Joy made me a wonderful crocheted woolen knee rug that has kept me warm all winter.  Joy loved the glass fish that I have at Ferry Park, and asked if I could make a glass chicken for her granddaughter’s birthday.  That was fun!

 

Fishy Fantasy in the Window…

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The magic about glass is that it works with light…  Light shines through it, reflects from it…  Light is bent by glass.  Glass loves light!

Put your glass light in a cupboard, and it loses the light, its life, its voice…  But put the glass in the light and it sings.

This little seascape fantasy is in a double sided box – glass both sides.  Sit it on a window sill where the sun shines in.  Hang it from the window frame.

Glass is for light, and light beats darkness any day…

 

Fantasy in a fishbowl #3

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Fantasy in a fishbowl #3

 

This fishy piece was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at the recent LCACA small works 8×8 exhibition.  The piece features a bunch of fantastic fishy critters more or less in a dreamy fishbowl – however a few of the critters are making a break for it!

The exhibition has since ended, and this piece has been updated and remounted onto a solid timber base.  This piece is now at Ferry Park Gallery – if you are travelling up the Pacific Highway and passing through Maclean, pull off the highway and take a break while you check out the Ferry Park Gallery.

This piece is the smallest of my ‘Fantasy in a Fishbowl’ series – just 19cm wide by 14cm deep by 23cm high – priced at $285.00.

The Flow Magazine – Nature Issue

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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!

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Fantasy in a Fishbowl #1

 

2018 Festival of Glass – Happy!

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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!

 

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Seabed Series Pendant

 

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‘Against the Flow’