Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass

This small bowl  by Art Gecko Glass is created by slumping a piece of thick clear glass with the addition of some pink and white giving the bowl the appearance of  strawberry and cream floating on ice. Slumping is formed by placing sheet of glass onto a mould and placed in a kiln then fired at a temperature high enough to melt the glass sufficiently to slump but not pool in the bottom and then cooled down.

Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass
Pink and White Bowl by Art Gecko Glass

Red Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi

This stunningly beautiful perfume bottle with it’s clear red body and a violet collar is yet another fine example of the work done by renown glass artist Setsuko Ogishi.A feature of this piece is the ring of clear glass trapping a myriad of bubbles that sparkle like jewels in the sunlight plus the crowning glory is a crystal clear tear drop shaped stopper.

Red Perfume Bottle.
Red Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi.

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno

A cone shaped paperweight by Yataka Mizuno with a similar alien jelly fish design in a stunning blue. Better known for his partnership with his wife Setsuko Ogishi who is the principal glass artist and Yataka assisting her in the studio however there is the occasion when he is able to create the odd piece of glass.  His work is exceedingly rare plus he signed this piece for me with his own name and not the studio’s jokingly saying that this piece will be worth a fortune in the future.

Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.
Blue Cone Paperweight by Yataka Mizuno.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue

What a stunning paper weight crafted by the well known artist from Hot Stuff Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery Sean O’Donoghue. This piece is of a black lizard lazing on a red rock created by flashing a black glass over the red and then masking up the lizard on the piece and then sand blasting the glass to remove the black to the red underneath. Next the masking is removed to reveal the lizard shape and a further detail is added by hand etching using varying diamond tips giving the complete picture.

Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O'Donoghue
Black Lizard on Red Rock by Sean O’Donoghue

Pink and Gold vase by Kent Le Grand

This beautiful bowl has a lovely soft pink and grey combed design with flecks of pure gold throughout the entire piece in an absolute clear body giving this piece an ethereal magical quality which can be seen better when you click on the image and then further click on that larger image to view a super sized image that you can scroll around for the detail.

Pink and Gold Bowl by Kent Le Grand
Pink and Gold Bowl by Kent Le Grand

Blue Vase By Gene Polt

This vase is in an upright cornucopia shape atop a wonderful snail shell shaped base giving this item the look of a marine creature. It has a beautiful network of blue and white wispy threads almost like clouds or puffs of smoke. Crafted by West Australian Artist Gene Polt.

Blue Vase by Gene Polt.
Blue Vase by Gene Polt.

Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton

This stunning perfume bottle in blue and white swirls has a thick clear vine like texture over the surface of the main body flowing down to a trunk style foot. Crafted by the well known glass artist Mark Galton it exhibits all of his style and techniques found in many of his works. Mark has a very organic style that is evident in this piece.

Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton
Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton.

Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi

A wonderful bowl in a soft honey colour with flecks of varying colours on the main body of the piece then a trailing of a darker honey is swirled around the bowl and trimmed with a dark rim. This item has a warm and inviting look with it’s subtle but sophisticated form on a clear base. Made by Hunter Valley artist Setsuko Ogishi displaying yet another facet to her talents. I adore Setsuko’s work as she is constantly reinventing herself.

Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.
Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.

Not Just a Rock from Geoffrey Dickinson

This unique paper weight is in a clear class wit a surface coating of white and black speckles and a free form shape giving the item a very organic feel almost like a sea creature. The name that was given to this piece is not just a rock and was created by well known artist Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal of Elmhurst Victoria unfortunately now closed.

Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.

Mushroom by Jemma Clements

A beautiful spotted mushroom by Jemma Clements daughter of Richard Clements from Tasmania. This adorable piece displays all the hallmarks of the artist and bears the impressed signature to the base. The artist studied glass blowing with her father and many of the techniques used were developed by him although Jemma has her own individual style which I think shows in this sculpture.

Mushroom by Jemma Clements.
Mushroom by Jemma Clements.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

These two paperweights are in the hidden secrets series created by Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal At Glass.One is in a ruby red  and the other is a turquoise colour coated in black mottling of cadmium. They are then sand blasted to give them a silky look and feel next three facets are cut off and polished. The secrets are revealed through these windows showing the intricate design within of swirling colours and bubbles.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson
Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos

In beautiful pink and white this candle holder takes a tea-light perfectly. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos using age old techniques  employed by the Venetian glass blowers for centuries to create a lattice effect by using thin white threads over the clear or transparent  glass then twisting the molten glass to achieve this. The technique is called Latticino for obvious reasons.

Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.
Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.

Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi

Made by Hunter Valley artist Setsuko Ogishi this beautiful flat bowl is stunning in black and white mottles with a small square of gold leaf to enhance its appearance. It is a difficult task to achieve a piece of glass that is simple in form yet elegant in its beauty however  this bowl does just that. The black and white blend together complimenting each other making this piece a valuable addition to a contemporary home being able to blend into any colour scheme.

Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.
Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

Here is a very large paperweight by the master glass artist Geoffrey Dickinson. The piece is in a series called cosmic swirl and is in the blue colour which I think is the most attractive.It has a mass of varying sized bubbles swirling through with the blue and some tiny amounts of blue.After the weight was cooled it then had numerous connecting facets ranging in size cut and polished over the surface.

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.

Yellow Egg Shaped Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi

The egg shape is one of the designs that Setsuko used to make a series of perfume bottles in various colours such as blue,red and yellow which this is a beautiful example. The main body is in a stunning yellow with a black collar and base. The stopper is in a clear glass with a sculptural piece attached to the top employing the colours that were used to make the series.

Yellow Egg Shaped Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi.
Yellow Egg Shaped Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi.

Glass Eggs by Geoffrey Dickinson

These two beautiful glass eggs in blue and a purple are the creation of Geoffrey Dickinson of Elmhurst Victoria. Made from lead crystal that Geoffrey made from scratch in his studio. The colours are amazing with a richness that makes them sparkle as jewels in the sun.The light piercing through these eggs makes them look like stained glass windows.

Glass Eggs by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Glass Eggs by Geoffrey Dickinson.

White Perfume Bottle by Gerry Reilly

This perfume bottle is in a white glass with a thin blue line that runs around the body of the piece .It has a large flared flat lip with a blue line around the edge and a clear stopper.Made by Gerry Reilly of Melting Pot Glass Studio in Western Australia this perfume bottle shows the diversity in his work.White glass in art glass is not very commonly used but when it is the outcome is stunning,it just seems to glow.

White Perfume Bottle by Gerry Reilly.
White Perfume Bottle by Gerry Reilly.

Candlestick and Bottle by Ian Johnstone

This colourful candlestick and pink bottle is made by artist Ian Johnstone. The candlestick has a soft blue central column terminating with a vibrant yellow segment on either end then finished with a lovely cranberry pink disc on the top and bottom with the bottle in the same colour.The top disc also has a metal spike to hold the candle in place so that it wont slide off.

Colourful Candlestick and Bottle by Ian Johnstone
Colourful Candlestick and Bottle by Ian Johnstone

Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly

This blue paperweight although it is hollow it is still classed as a paperweight. It has the most wonderful delicate network of threads intermittent with lime green on the top and on the sides it has blue patches like an oil spill then swirling in eddies around the piece.It is crafted by the expert hands of Gerry Reilly of the Melting Pot Glass Studio in Western Australia.

Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly.
Blue Paperweight by Gerry Reilly.

Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass

This is quite an unusual looking piece of art glass as it has the appearance of an eye or iris with a central pupil crafted by the dynamic duo of Tina Cooper and Mark Galton under the banner of Martini Glass. Martini Glass was the name used by the two until they each went their separate ways.This paperweight is in soft hues of pink,white and green in a clear glass casing and a central bubble  under a hole in the colour.

Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass
Iris Paperweight by Martini Glass

Waisted Vase by Sean O’Donoghue

A stunning piece this vase is in the most beautiful cranberry colour with a white design of vertical stripes and dots. The shape of this vase is that of a waisted design such as a beautiful woman wearing a corset with a form fitting dress. Created by Sean O’Donoghue of Hot Stuff glass blowing studio and gallery of Queensland.

Waisted Vase by Sean O'Donoghue
Waisted Vase by Sean O’Donoghue

Unicorn Lead-light Panel by Peter Lupinski

This circular lead-light panel of a unicorn was created using a Sue Daw design as the inspiration and is made with a brown streaky glass for the head and a caramel glass for the horn plus German hand made antique clear glass for the background with soft cream streaky glass for the mane. It was made as a class piece by Peter Lupinski in the late 1980’s at the then Worboy’s Glass studio New South Wales unfortunately now closed.

Unicorn Lead-light Panel by Peter Lupinski
Unicorn Lead-light Panel by Peter Lupinski

Perfume Bottle by Alan Fox

This is an unusual perfume bottle for the famed Western Australian artist Alan Fox as the main body is in clear glass with a ribbon of red and blue threads swirl around the piece. A bit of a divergence from his usual and much sought after heavily iridised work this shows yet another side to Alan Fox.

Perfume Bottle by Alan Fox
Perfume Bottle by Alan Fox

Two Small Ink Bottles by Unknown Artist

These two ink bottles are possibly made by the same artist as they are similar in design and size. One is in a beautiful cobalt blue while the other has a mottled design in black over clear. Unfortunately they are both unsigned however I am confident that they are Australian made perhaps as end of day work or that of students.

Two Small Ink Bottles by Unknown Artist
Two Small Ink Bottles by Unknown Artist

Cornucopia by Colin Heaney

A large heavy cornucopia with the tail curling around a pearl with a blue flower. The organic shape is highlighted by frills running down the body looking like fins on a large jellyfish or squid standing on a starfish shaped base. It is iridised to give it a final sea form appearance this piece is made by Colin Heaney of Byron Bay.

Cornucopia by Colin Heaney
Cornucopia by Colin Heaney

Elegant Vase by Setsuko Ogishi

This elegant flower vase or bowl is in a soft transparent pink with white mottling over the surface. It is in a beautiful simplistic shape with it’s lines that the Japanese are so famous for relying only on its design. Beautifully crafted by Sesuko Ogishi originally from Japan now living and working in Australia.

Elegant Vase by Setsuko Ogishi
Elegant Vase by Setsuko Ogishi

Axehead Flask by Unknown Artist

An axehead flask or vase with a clear body looking almost like ice it has a delicate design of orange and yellow with smoky white and shrouding the upper area of the piece.  There is also a veil of small bubbles within the clear plus some larger ones that add interest. The signature is an impressed seal which unfortunately I do not recognise at this time so I am forced to add it to the unknown section however I suspect that it is a Mdina glass piece.

Axehead Flask by Unknown Artist
Axehead Flask by Unknown Artist

Tall Vase by Leonora Glass

This tall vase is created with two points pulled up and then one is curled giving this piece a sculptural asymmetrical shape that although created in the early 1980’s it still has a very contemporary appeal in a vibrant orange. Crafted at the Leonora Glass Works which was a part of the old Phillips Light Factory in Newcastle New South Wales where many a crafts person had their start. Sadly the factory closed many years ago leaving many artists to find other avenue for their passions.

Tall Vase by Leonora Glass
ny Tall Vase by Leonora Glass

Rose Bowl Vase by Setsuko Ogishi

This desirable rose bowl shape is in a lovely deep wine colour with the most amazing decoration that looks like creatures under a microscope or perhaps some strange sea life. The patterns seem to have a life of their own as they float on the dark sea supported by a rich ruby red base. Crafted by Setsuko Ogishi this is an unusual work of art.

Rose Bowl Vase by Setsuko Ogishi
Rose Bowl Vase by Setsuko Ogishi

Kiwi by Hokitika Glass

From New Zealand cones this very pretty pink and white Kiwi long regarded as one of the symbols of the country this flightless bird is recreated in glass. The colour is encased in clear and the base rather than the legs is a round paperweight shape giving this piece a very stable bottom on which to stand. Crafted by hand at Hokitika Glass Studio New Zealand.

Kiwi by Hokitika Glass
Kiwi by Hokitika Glass

Cracked Earth Vase by Gerry Reilly

Here is a beautiful vase in the cracked earth series of works by Gerry Reilly of Melting Pot Glass Studio in the Margaret River region of Western Australia not to be confused with the Melting Pot Glass Studio in England. This piece is in a transparent orange glass overlaid with a vibrant orange and yellow opaque layer before it is given the cracked earth treatment.

Cracked Earth Vase by Gerry Reilly
Cracked Earth Vase by Gerry Reilly

Africa Vase by Rikaro

Rikaro is a supplier of Czech and Chinese made art glass in Melbourn Victoria and they have some of the more exotic pieces such as this Africa vase in the shape of a stylised cornucopia . The vase is nestled on a beautiful aqua blue flow base with the horn consisting of ribbons of coloured canes plus  a wide band of cane slices down either side all encased in thick clear glass. The canes are made in the same way as rock candy and cut to lengths for use in wonderful designs such as this piece.

Africa Vase by Rikaro
Africa Vase by Rikaro

Small Vase by Eamonn Vereker

This pretty little vase is in the artist’s outback series which is clear to see when you look at the colours of vivid blue overlaid with shades of ochre and burnt reds as in a desert oasis. Eamonn is a prolific artist living in South Australia creating some of the most evocative pieces of art glass.

Small Vase by Eamonn Vereker
Small Vase by Eamonn Vereker

Vase by Keith Rowe

A large pillow shaped vase crafted by Keith Rowe of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. This vase is in a design that the artist calls his bushfire series which is quite obvious when you look at the works. The piece has a vivid red interior with a river of ochre over an ash white and splashes of water blue. Each piece in the series is a little different making every one unique.

Vase by Keith Rowe
Vase by Keith Rowe

Lime Green Vase by Ian Johnstone

Almost disappearing into the foliage is this lime green vase with cranberry wings applied to the sides as handles that are cut for added interest. This vase was created by Ian Johnstone of Sydney. This item is unsigned but purchased from the artist at a local market in the late 1980’s.

Lime Green Vase by Ian Johnstone
Lime Green Vase by Ian Johnstone

Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott

Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott are well known for their collaboration on large sculptural works and designer pieces which are held in numerous public and private collections around the world. This example is a simple jelly bean shaped paperweight in a beautiful cranberry colour in a thick clear casing that is then sandblasted to give it a glow from within. Ben and Kathy use the play of light to enhance their works by etching or carving the glass.

Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott
Cranberry Paperweight by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott

Ocean Bowl by Eamonn Vereker

South Australian artist Eamonn Vereker created some amazing glass in series such as desert,forest and ocean of which this is a beautiful example with it’s network of blue and a mix of other colours that evoke images of tidal pools. The depth of colour in this bowl is quite spectacular with it’s  transparent cobalt blue and a river of opaque cream containing jewels of ruby,emerald and amethyst.

Ocean Bowl by Eamonn Vereker
Ocean Bowl by Eamonn Vereker

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

This paperweight sparkles in the light with it’s mass of bubbles trapped within the crystal clear glass giving it a foamy jewel like quality. Almost the entire piece filled with a myriad of varying sized bubbles trapped under a thin surface. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos it is a part of a series of artworks in this style.

 

Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos
Bubbles Paperweight by Julio Santos

Large Flamenco Bowl by Tim Shaw

This large bowl was described by the artist as a triple cased flamenco bowl. The colour is amazing with a transparent orange to the main body plus large splashes of opaque vivid yellow,white and a tangerine orange giving the glass a vibrancy of a flamenco dancers dress in full swing. Crafted by Tim Shaw of South Australia it is truly an eye catching bowl.

Large Flamenco Bowl by Tim Shaw
Large Flamenco Bowl by Tim Shaw

Small Goblet by Gerry Reilly

This is a lovely and delicate small sherry glass or goblet in shades of blue with rippling lines plus some amazing splashes of orange. Created by Gerry Reilly of Melting Pot Glass Studio at Margaret River in Western Australia this piece shows the multi talents of the artist. I am always surprised at the diversity of Gerry’s work.

Small Goblet by Gerry Reilly
Small Goblet by Gerry Reilly

 

Perfume Bottle by Ola and Marie Simberg Hoglund

A beautiful perfume bottle with the most perfect spherical shape has some very rich colourings of deep cranberry vibrant blue plus a golden yellow that when viewed with the light passing through it also creates violet and forest green shades. Crafted by Ola and Marie Hoglund who have a studio in New Zealand where they live during the summer and another studio in Queensland where they spend the winter months. Drawing inspiration from the land in both locations they create wonderful pieces such as this.

Perfume Bottle by Ola and Marie Simberg Hoglund
Perfume Bottle by Ola and Marie Simberg Hoglund

Large Sculptural Light by Mark Douglass

This Large sculpture is actually a modern light in clear glass with a deep wine colour swirling through the main body. The shape is almost that of an ice mountain which is melting with the top curling over, it has a height measuring 52 centimetres. When lit this unique lamp takes on a golden glow and the wine colour transforms into a burnt brown giving this piece a naturalistic appearance. Created by Mark Douglass who is well known for pushing the boundaries between art and function as can been seen in this table lamp.

Large Sculptural Light by Mark Douglass
Large Sculptural Light by Mark Douglass

Large Pink Bowl by Matthew Larwood

This stunningly large and impressive bowl is created by Matthew Larwood in a clear pink with a white trailed design that is combed to give a wonderful intricate design. The size is certainly an eye catcher as it measures a huge 56 centimetres in diameter by 21.5 centimetres in height. Matthew has created numerous works of this scale that were available in galleries throughout Australia.

Large Pink Bowl by Matthew Larwood
Large Pink Bowl by Matthew Larwood

 

Unusual Perfume Bottle by Gene Polt

This rather unusual perfume bottle looks as if it has wax dripped over it and then iridised to give it a magical glow. It has a stopper with a long dauber that reaches almost to the bottom of the vessel. This amazing piece was crafted by West Australian artist Gene Polt who sadly passed away many years ago. Gene was very good friends with Alan Fox and they opened a glass studio together called the glass nest studio in Western Australia. I have since spoken to Robyn his wife who is kindly writing a background and history for him.

Unusual Perfume Bottle by Gene Polt
Unusual Perfume Bottle by Gene Polt

Flower Vase by Unknown Artist

A beautiful six petal flower is in shades of pink and blue crafted into a vase although it would be a shame to put anything in it as it would cover up the delicate colours within this piece. At this stage I have not been able to find any signs of a signature however it is well executed from a competent artist and stands without any rocking .

Flower Vase by Unknown Artist
Flower Vase by Unknown Artist

Squat Vase by Peter Moorfoot

This pretty vase has a sandy or stone look in a khaki green with brown undertones over a clear body that has been combed into an intricate design. It has then been given a light iridising to enhance the colours and give it  a metallic sheen.Depending on the lighting this vase will change colour from green to a sandy biscuit colour as is in this picture. It is crafted by West Australian artist Peter Moorfoot who is represented at Boranup Gallery.

Squat Vase by Peter Moorfoot
Squat Vase by Peter Moorfoot

Lady Perfume Bottle by Eleanor

A very unusual perfume bottle in the shape of a woman’s torso with a brass or gold wire thread draped over the body creating the illusion of fabric.The stopper is a spherical shape representing the head wearing a large brimmed hat. The wire was included when the piece was being blown as in some areas it has been enveloped by the glass. This bottle is signed to the top of the hat with what looks to be Eleanor. Although I do not know where this perfume bottle was made I feel that it may be Australian however someone else may be able to shed some light on it for me.

Lady Perfume Bottle by Eleanor
Lady Perfume Bottle by Eleanor

Butterfly and Orchid Perfume Bottle made by Unknown Artist

This is a heavy solidly made perfume bottle with a butterfly design in the stopper and orchids with leaves in the body of the bottle. The orchid design is created using millefiori while the butterfly is made using colourful cane slices in the clear glass. It is a well made piece of glass showing great skill that the Chinese artist who created it possesses.

Butterfly and Orchid Perfume Bottle by Chinese Artist
Butterfly and Orchid Perfume Bottle by Unknown Artist

Red Bottle by Peter Goss

This superb little bottle has a delectable strawberry colour to the main body with a soft lavender mauve swirled through the top and the flared lip. It also has a myriad of colour chips around the entire middle as well as a trailed design. Created by well known artist Peter Goss who moved to Australia from England and trained as a glass artist at the Jam Factory in Adelaide before moving to Queensland and setting up the Paraison Glass Studio. Eventually the studio was closed in 1991 due to ill health so this bottle was made rather late in his career as a glass artist.

Red Bottle by Peter Goss
Red Bottle by Peter Goss

 

Unusual Sculpture by Unknown Artist

This is a very unusual and modern art sculpture crafted by folding and layering the glass and incorporating blue chips of glass with silver foil or powder plus the uncommon addition of copper threads between the layers. The back layer is  frosted while only half of the middle layer is frosted and the other half is left  glossy as is the front layer giving this item more depth than is expected with a work that is only three and a half centimetres thick. This sculpture is not signed so I will have to wait and see if the artist or someone else recognises the work.

Unusual Sculpture by Unknown Artist
Unusual Sculpture by Unknown Artist

Australian Grass Tree Plate by Laszlo and Julie Biro

This very striking plate with Australian Grass Tree design (also known as Black Boys) is created by fusing and slumping in a mould. Crafted by Julie and Laszlo Biro of In Spirit Glass Design. They hand paint all their items as well as employing a host of techniques including air brushing and using enamels imported from Germany . All of their glass although remarkably similar are one off artworks as no two are exactly the same. Laszlo originally from Hungary now lives in the Northern Rivers area in New South Wales where with his wife Julie they create a range of Australian inspired works from plates and vases through to large sculptural sting rays that can also be used as garden ornaments.

Australian Grass Tree Plate by Laszlo and Julie Biro
Australian Grass Tree Plate by Laszlo and Julie Biro

Quilt Plate by Gerry King

A wonderful piece by the world renown artist Gerry King is this quilt plate created using numerous techniques some of which were developed by Gerry himself.     Gerry King first studied glass while undertaking a master’s degree at Alfred University, New York State in 1973 – 1974.  Originally a glass blower he now works in kiln, cold and furnace techniques.  His works are held in some 20 public museums worldwide, private and corporate collections, public and private commissions in many countries. He was instrumental in developing the glass studies courses at the University of South Australia, retiring as Head of the School of Design and Associate Professor in 1996.  In 1993 he was the first person to be awarded a doctorate in the field of contemporary glass.  Now primarily involved in exhibiting he is also engaged internationally as a guest artist, visiting lecturer, author, judge and consultant.

Quilt Plate by Gerry King
Quilt Plate by Gerry King

Dream Time Vase by Chris Pantano

This is a stunning item created by the well known artist Chris Pantano and in his Dream Time series. The vase boasts all the hallmarks of his work with a Wandjina, a goanna and even witchetty grub as well as a bark shield plus the rainbow serpent among numerous Aboriginal motifs. A highly skilled work of art by a very talented artist.

Dream Time Vase by Chris Pantano
Dream Time Vase by Chris Pantano

Unusual Goblet by Kent Le Grand

This very unusual goblet does not have the traditional wine glass base but rather a triangular foot that has been pulled down on the points so that it rests on these. The pattern on the glass is that of green flecks and a subtle network that looks almost like oil spots on water. Crafted by the late Le Grand it is certainly one of his more unique pieces.

Unusual Goblet by Kent Le Grand
Unusual Goblet by Kent Le Grand

Blue and White Bowl by Patrick De Sumo

A wonderful cobalt blue bowl with white cloud like swirling stripes to the body. It is created by artist Patrick De Sumo who is a Glass Workshop graduate of the ANU School of Art Canberra in 1989 along side Victoria Anderson, Rozlyn De Bussey, Gabriela Ribeiro and Judith Bohm-Parr. This is the first item of his work that I have sighted and look forward to seeing more in the future.

 Blue and White Bowl by Patrick De Sumo
Blue and White Bowl by Patrick De Sumo

Blue Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi

A beautiful blue and lilac perfume bottle that has the unmistakable look of a work made by the talented artist Setsuko Ogishi originally from Japan and now living in the Hunter Valley New South Wales. Bearing the signature OM to the base standing  for Ogishi Mizuno which is the name of the studio. Some of Setsuko’s work is signed WR for Wilderness Road the location of the studio and earlier pieces were signed with her full signature.

Blue Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi
Blue Perfume Bottle by Setsuko Ogishi

White Ashtray made in Murano

A clear ashtray with an unusual white design that has a three dimensional appearance. Made in a square shape with the sides pulled inwards giving this item a more unique shape than a simple square. Made in Murano this small dish or ashtray has a simple understated elegance of a quality item.

White Ashtray
White Ashtray made in Murano

Vase by Paul Hayworth

This is a very heavy glass vase that is in the shape of a  goblet with a dark body plus a large amount of chips in a multitude of colours surrounding the piece. There is also the addition of gold leaf to further enhance this unusual and striking glass object. The applied rim is in a lavender shade to highlight the edge before the entire piece is iridised. Created by Paul Hayworth of New South Wales.

Vase by Paul Hayworth
Vase by Paul Hayworth

Small Pink Vase by Geoffrey Dickinson

A very clear vase with some light mottling of pink white and a few spots of green on the lower portion gives this piece a glow that only comes from lead crystal. Crafted by Geoffrey Dickinson in his studio called “Oasis Glass” from lead crystal that he made from scratch using formulas that he developed at Stuart Crystal in England before coming to Australia.

Small Pink Vase by Geoffrey Dickinson
Small Pink Vase by Geoffrey Dickinson

 

Midnight Forest Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

It gives me great pleasure and an honour to be able to introduce to the world a fantastic new talent in glass blowing “Barnabas Le Grand son of the late Kent Le Grand” who is so talented that I feel he will go far. It makes me very happy to see that the future of art glass in Australia is in such good hands. This paperweight is every bit as beautiful as any that I have seen from seasoned professionals it has a beautiful green mottling that sparkles in the light under a deep cobalt blue sky. It is created by Barnabas at Gerry Reilly’s Melting Pot Glass Studio in Margaret River Western Australia in April 2012 at the age of thirteen.  Barnabas is a true artist plus with the aid of his family and friends such Gerry Reilly, Peter Reynolds and Alan Fox his talents will continue to grow . I predict that he is one glass artist to watch out for in the future.

Midnight Forest  Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand
Midnight Forest Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

 

Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

This is a very pretty little paperweight created by Barnabas Le Grand in April 2012 at the Melting pot Studio in Western Australia. It is quite a beautiful item which looks like a swirl of blue fish in a clear sea and glows with inner beauty. Barnabas Grew up watching his father blowing glass and obviously his talents were nurtured and encouraged for him to be able to produce such wonderful works as the ones in this blog. I look forward to see more of his work in the future.

Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand
Blue Ocean Paperweight by Barnabas Le Grand

Forest Green Gold Bowl by Kent Le Grand

Perhaps one of the last major works of art created by the late Kent Le Grand of Western Australia originally offered to a leading gallery it is now in a private collection. This piece is in a deep forest green with an enormous amount of gold leaf applied to the under side then a trailed decoration of red and blue like toffee is added over the gold. It is mounted on a clear wave swirl base to finish off the design that shimmers like butterfly wings truly a stunning piece. This bowl is a lasting testament to a most remarkable man with only the use of one arm as it weighs more than four kilos and would have been difficult to manipulate on the end of a six foot blow pipe even with an assistant. Few artists with the use of both arms rarely tackle such large pieces as they are heavy and need constant attention while being made.

Forest Green Gold Bowl by Kent Le Grand
Forest Green Gold Bowl by Kent Le Grand

Oriental Vase by Kent Le Grand

This magnificent vase is in an oriental design mounted on a wave shaped base. The main body is covered in a red leopard like pattern that comes together in swirls around the piece. This item was fumed in silver oxide to give it a richness that appears as a blue background resulting in an oriental jewel fit for an Emperor.

Oriental Vase By Kent Le Grand
Oriental Vase by Kent Le Grand

 

Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

A superb paperweight in the form of an egg showing off the talents of master glass blower Kent Le Grand is an impressive work of art in a small package. This piece is created with a beautiful blue coral like centre housing a single bubble within and a bright red ribbon on one side with gold leaf on the reverse. The gold leaf appears through small fissures in the ribbon giving this piece a brocade appearance.

Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand
Egg Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

Yellow Orange Vase by Kent Le Grand

This beautiful vase has a vibrant yellow upper area with a tangerine orange rim and a netting also in the same colour to the lower portion. The netting has a slight raised feel to it making this piece a very tactile item. It is crafted by Kent Le Grand with its contemporary look it is bright and cheerful.

Yellow and Orange Vase by Kent Le Grand
Yellow and Orange Vase by Kent Le Grand

Old Gold Vase by Kent Le Grand

With it’s old gold colour and subtle touches of pink having a combed design this vase displays beautifully on it’s own however it also looks pretty with a small posy of flowers. Made in Western Australia by Kent Le Grand at his studio in Witchcliffe this piece as unique as the artist that created it.

Old Gold Vase by Kent Le Grand
Old Gold Vase by Kent Le Grand

Two Citrus squeezers by Kent Le Grand

These two citrus squeezers as well as being useful conversation pieces they are also very decorative and can be left out on display. The shape of the handle with its ridges gives a firm grip for ease of use while making your morning juice or just to squeeze some lemon on fish.  Made by well known artist Kent Le Grand of Western Australia who sadly passed away early in 2011 they will become a collector item.

Two Citrus Squeezers by Kent Le Grand
Two Citrus Squeezers by Kent Le Grand

Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos

One of the more stunning pieces of contemporary art glass that I have seen for a long time is this blue and creamy yellow bowl with a tribal style design. It is no less than spectacular especially where the sunlight has the opportunity to stream through showing off the pattern from both without and within. Crafted by the master glass blower Julio Santos who’s work is available in numerous galleries around Australia it is certainly a credit to his ability.

Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos
Blue and Cream Bowl by Julio Santos

Peach Vase by Bernard Stonor

The colour of this piece is a wonderful soft peach that fades to almost a cream at the base with a violet rim and a design that is made of fine ribbon canes in a zig zag  pattern evoking an image of a sandy desert at sunset with snake markings left behind in the sand. Created by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island this piece is pure style.

Peach Vase by Bernard Stonor
Peach Vase by Bernard Stonor

Australian Grass Tree by Alison Mortiss

This unusual picture of a grass tree (or Black Boy) is crafted by Alison Mortiss of Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio.  Formed by fusing layers of glass with chips, stringers and frits of varying grades assembled to create the design and then fired.  This type of work is called warm glass as it uses a kiln and cold glass pieces arranged rather than a furnace which uses molten glass to produce the items.  Alison uses Spectrum System 96 glass for her artworks so that the coefficient is compatible (which means that  the shrinkage rate of the glass pieces is similar to prevent cracking). In certain lights with the iridising to the surface this piece looks like a grass tree in the desert at sunset.

Australian Grass Tree by Alison Mortiss
Australian Grass Tree by Alison Mortiss

 

Two Blue Eggs by Unknown Artist

These two beautiful blue glass eggs are a delight for display at Easter or any time of the year. One is speckled with a blue and white almost crystalline design looking rather like snowflakes or florets as though it were enamelled over a clear body.  The other has a large bubble piercing through a cobalt blue splash that swirls inside with bubbling to the blue creating internal nodules. Although they are not signed I was assured that they are Australian and indeed I have seen this style of work before however for the life of me I can not remember the artist either.

Two Blue Eggs by Unknown Artist
Two Blue Eggs by Unknown Artist

Pumpkin Flower by Jack Pine

This stunning pumpkin flower is truly a work of art created by well known glass artist Jack Pine in his studio at Columbus Ohio. Jack is best known for his pumpkins and gourds but he also makes other objects including humming bird feeders. This flower measures fourteen inches long and seven inches across at the widest point. It has a beautiful lilac colour on the inside plus a white and lilac mottling to the outside with golden ribs and a black rim to the edge before being coated in a soft pearl finish.  The stem which coils like a spring is in the most glorious gold finish. This piece is an impressive sculptural decorator item or can be used as a centrepiece on a table.

Pumpkin Flower
Pumpkin Flower by Jack Pine

Large Vase by Colin Heaney

This is a large heavy vase with iridising that ranges from a vivid blue through vibrant green to a rosy blush with splashes of yellow and orange tones. There are two clear frills running down the sides that give this artwork a rather organic appearance like a large sea creature.

Large Vase by Colin Heaney
Large Vase by Colin Heaney

Pink Vase by Michael Hook

This spherical vase in a soft candy pink with a darker pink swirl  that wraps around the body. Created by Michael Hook this is certainly different  as he is more recognised for perfume bottles of simplistic stylish lines using colour and textural elements such as air bubbles.

Pink Vase by Michael Hook
Pink Vase by Michael Hook

Shell Form by Tina Cooper

This is a stunning and colourful piece bearing all of Queensland artist Tina Cooper’s hallmarks with its vibrant colour  that is typical of her style in the shell form series. The shell form has a bright yellow interior with multi-coloured mottling and a vivid blue iridescent coating to further enhance the item.   Tina has been a prolific glass artist for many years and her work is collected both here in Australia as well as gaining respect overseas pushing the value of her work up.

Shell Form by Tina Cooper
Shell Form by Tina Cooper

Sky Blue Vase by Greg Royer

In a traditional amphora shape with a wide flared rim in a beautiful sky blue and white cloud like appearance. It also has gold threads that run the length of the piece looking as though it is long thin grass blowing in the breeze against the summer blue sky. Mounted on a footed base it is created by Queensland  artist Greg Royer.

Sky Blue Vase by Greg Royer
Sky Blue Vase by Greg Royer

Blue Paperweight

Looking like a  blue tornado picking up bubbles as it goes on it’s way this paperweight is beautifully crafted in cobalt blue and clear glass. The signature on the base is simply “P R” with “W A” and is possibly the work of Peter Reynolds of Western Australia. Peter is a former trainee with Kent Le Grand at his Margaret River studio and is now working on his own.

Blue Paperweight
Blue Paperweight

Koala Sculpture by Mats Jonasson

This superb sculpture of Australia’s most endearing creature the endangered Koala is made by Swedish artist Mats Jonasson. Created from clear crystal featuring an intaglio cut design that has been hand finished to enhance the fur giving it a soft appearance to the edges.To view this item correctly it should seen through the front as in the photo giving it a rounded shape with depth that makes it three dimensional. The realism of this piece suggests that the artist spent some time in Australia.

Koala Sculpture by Mats Jonasson
Koala Sculpture by Mats Jonasson

 

Echidna Probably by Helmut Hiebl

This charming little Echidna is probably made in Australia and thanks to Tim identified as probably the work of Helmut Hiebl .There is a moulded stamp of “H H”  with an “A” between the two but direiectly below. It is in clear glass cast in a mould and is intended to be viewed from the back which is flat. This piece reminds me of the adorable little creature depicted on our five cent piece which may have been the inspiration for this sculpture.

Echidna
Echidna Probably by Helmut Hiebl

 

Small Orange Vase by James Dodson

This pretty little vase  in an opaline or semi transparent  vivid orange almost tangerine colour is created by James Dodson of Tasmania.  It is in the shape of a small pumpkin with vertical ribs that then flow into a flared rim which is cut and twisted giving this a very unusual and appealing look. Contemporary in design form and colour that will endure to stand the test of time.

Small Orange Vase by James Dodson
Small Orange Vase by James Dodson

Sculptural Vase Form by Leisa Wharington

This unusual tadpole shaped vase is part art part functional object. Blown from clear glass with a wonderful applied tail that is frosted to give an added interest to the piece. The tail has some interesting texture that has irregular piercings that act like small windows through to the other side while the totally transparent body gives the illusion of a fragile soap bubble. Created by the well known Australian artist Leisa Wharrington who tends to push the boundaries of design with her work.

Sculptural Vase Form by Leisa Wharrington
Sculptural Vase Form by Liesa Wharington

Yellow and Orange Vase by Emma

A striking vase with shades of vibrant yellow and orange stripes swirling around the clear body of this piece. It is simply  signed “Emma” on the base which I think may be an early piece made by Australian artist Emma Varga.  I do know that she did do some glass blowing in the early stages  before specialising in cast glass.

Yellow and Orange Vase by Emma
Yellow and Orange Vase by Emma

Window Weight by Unknown Artist

This is a spectacular Chinese made paper weight with a blue and clear jelly fish at the core consisting of a mass of tiny bubbles then a gather of clear glass is added. A black layer with gold flecks is applied before a final thick layer of clear. After the piece has been annealed a facet is cut on one side which is then polished to reveal the design within. The bottom is also ground and polished so that when placed on a light base it glows with a multitude of colours; a true triumph for the artist. My only wish is that the Chinese  artisans making such superb pieces would sign their work.

Window Weight made in China
Window Weight by Unknown Artist

Brown Owl by Kosta Boda

This is a beautiful little owl in brown and amber coloured mottled glass.Blown in a mould consisting of two halves creating a seam to the sides which in this case enhances the piece.The eyes are hand formed clear buttons that are applied afterwards. The blowing means that this piece is hollow which allows a light to be placed inside or under it to illuminate it from within. This piece is made by Kosta Boda but missing the paper label identifying it.

Brown Owl
Brown Owl by Kosta Boda

Pink and White Shell Form by Martini Glass

Martini Glass was a company run by Mark Galton and Tina Cooper before they went their separate ways. While together they created some wonderful organic styled pieces such as this shell form in a clear glass with white and pink streaking. The body has some pinched nodules on the underside adding interest to the item.  You can see the influence of Tina Cooper as she is world recognised for her organic styling.

Pink and White Shell Form
Pink and White Shell Form by Martini Glass

Night Butterfly by Desna

Night Butterfly is a spectacular piece of Art Deco sculpture created by the Desna factory in the Czech Republic using the original 1930s moulds after they were rediscovered in the warehouse. It is made of clear crystal which is sand blasted to give it an ethereal look before being mounted on a gloss black crystal plinth.

Night Butterfly
Night Butterfly by Dessna

Multi Coloured Bird by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

A striking multi coloured and clear glass bird. Measuring an impressive 22cm from the beak to the tip of the tail. This was created by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett at the Hungerford Hill Vineyard in New South Wales for a few short years during the early 1980’s  which is now known as Hunter Valley Gardens.

Multi Coloured Bird by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett
Multi Coloured Bird by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

Seed Pod by Nick Mount

This is a very unusual avocado shaped bowl blown in clear glass with cobalt blue chips applied to the outer surface. The entire outside is then covered in a sandy type glass looking like toasted bread crumbs. The outer  colours are visible from the inside with the rim and base being ground and polished giving this piece a refined sophistication. Measuring only 4cm high by 10cm long and 9.5cm in width it is small but beautiful.  Thanks to Trevor for identifying this piece as being made by artist  Nick Mount of Adelaide South Australia.

Avocado Dish by Unknown ArtistSeed Pod by Nick Mount

Pink Vase by Robert Knottenbelt

A superb piece of glass in clear with beautiful shell pink mottling to the upper part of the vase fading out before returning to a faint pink near the base. A myriad of bubbles forming a network like a spider web hanging with morning dew. It is in a similar shape as another of his works “Cobalt Blue Vase”  found also on this blog. Created by Robert Knottenbelt at his Britannia Creek Glass Studio.

Pink Vase by Robert Knottonbelt
Pink Vase by Robert Knottenbelt

Two Glass Compote Dishes by Unknown Artist

These very pretty dishes one in ruby red and the other in a port wine colour are made by slumping the glass in a mould using a furnace or kiln. Then they are hand painted before firing one more time.  Next the pieces are assembled with copper tubing for the stem plus a red glass tile for the base.  I am confident although not signed they are Australian in origin possibly from the Hunter Valley.  If anyone knows the artist please leave a comment and I will follow it up.

Two Glass Compote Dishes
Two Glass Compote Dishes by Unknown Artist

Tall Amethyst Vase by Robert Wynne

A vase of clear amethyst with a silver blue iridised design at the top and a fine whitish trailing boasting a vibrant orange splash down one side. This design is a recurring one in Robert’s work although it comes in many vibrant colours which will match any decor. Created by Robert Wynne of Denizen Glass Design in Manly New South Wales.

Tall Amethyst Vase by Robert Wynne
Tall Amethyst Vase by Robert Wynne

Large Turquoise and Mauve footed Vase by Lucas Salton

This large footed vase is in a turquoise and mauve patterned glass with four looped handles in an amethyst complementing the colouring of the piece. It  looks wonderful when accompanied by another piece in similar design and colours, for example a large bowl created by the same artist such as “Large Mauve and Turquoise Bowl” which can be seen on this blog.

Large Turquoise and Mauve Footed Vase
Large Turquoise and Mauve Footed Vase by Lucas Salton

Hidden Secrets Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

A stunning paperweight created by Geoffrey Dickinson in lead crystal using gold leaf, silver and other precious metals to create the designs within this piece. It is coated in a black mottling using cadmium then sand blasted with three facets cut and polished around the piece to reveal the internal design. This paperweight came in numerous colours such as red or turquoise with this one being the emerald green version.

Hidden Secrets Paperweight
Hidden Secrets Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

This cosmic swirl paperweight is in pink and blue crystal with numerous facets of varying sizes to the surface creating interest that catches the light. Crafted by Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal Art Glass.   Before moving to Australia Geoffrey was the technical officer for Stuart Crystal.  The crystal made by Geoffrey was using recipes that he developed during his time at Stuart Crystal  starting with the raw silica.

Cosmic Swirl Paperweight
Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

Pink Conical Vase by Glenistair Hancock

This stunning vase with its conical form has a body of the most beautiful candy pink with a swirl of orange and flakes of cobalt blue. The rim is not quite tangerine nor is it a vermillion but somewhere in between with a vibrancy that compliments the softness of the other colours. Crafted by Glenistair Hancock this piece looks like the desert at dusk.

Pink Conical Vase
Pink Conical Vase by Glenistair Hancock

Polar Bear Figurine by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

This adorable polar bear figurine was made in 1982 at the Hungerford Hill Vineyard studio in the Pokolbin Vineyards district of New South Wales. The piece is made of a clear glass with a faint mint green tint. A profusion of tiny bubbles gives it the most delicate almost crystalline appearance that sparkles like glitter.

Polar Bear Figurine
Polar Bear Figurine by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

Pillow Vase by Stuart Akroyd Glass

This unusual pillow vase is in a rich raspberry colour with a light lavender grey striped pattern on the body and an irregular cut hole to the top. This vase is in the form of a pillow shaped boiled sweet with it’s satin texture and unsymmetrical design  it looks to be  cut from a larger piece .  Created by Stuart Akroyd Glass in England.

Pillow Vase
Pillow Vase by Stuart Akroyd

 

Blue Perfume Bottle by Maureen Williams

A stunningly refined piece of glass this perfume bottle is crafted of blue and purple cased glass that blend together perfectly. It looks beautiful with the light shining through. Created by well known artist Maureen Williams usually known for her enameled and hand painted finishes cased in glass. Compare this with the “Yellow Perfume Bottle by Maureen Williams”.

Blue Perfume Bottle
Blue Perfume Bottle by Maureen Williams

Forget Me Not Perfume Bottles by Bernard Stonor

These two perfume bottles by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island South Australia features forget me not flowers in blue and mauve.The exterior is frosted with a facet cut on two sides and polished to reveal the beautiful flowers made of small millefiori suspended within. A dark plum coloured thread is trailed around the top to finish off the piece.

Forget Me Not Perfume Bottles
Forget Me Not Perfume Bottles by Bernard Stonor

Crystal Perfume Bottle by Desna

This perfume bottle is called meadow slipper  made of lead crystal and is created in a high quality mould  by the Desna company in the Czech Republic. It appears that the Desna company was recently purchased by the Lalique company of France which was their main competition since the 1930’s.

Meadow Slipper Crystal Perfume Bottle
Meadow Slipper Crystal Perfume Bottle by Desna

Letter Opener with Glass Beads by Chinese artist

This pretty letter opener is made using three glass beads to form the grip. The beads are made of dichroic glass on a steel rod coated with a release agent so they slip off when cooled. Made in shades of red with copper flecks that sparkle with the light they are then removed from the rod and  added to the shaft with spacers between and finished with a finial.

Letter Opener with Glass Beads
Letter Opener with Glass Beads by Chinese Artist

 

Slash and Cut Glass Vase by Tim Shaw

The function of some pieces of glass is purely decorative. This piece is clearly one of these items, called swirling desert named by the artist himself it’s a part of a body of work that he calls slash and cut where a diamond wheel is used  to cut the entire surface of this mould blown glass object.  On the corners it is completely cut through revealing glimpses of the interior. Created by Tim Shaw an internationally known artist working from his studio in the Adelaide Hills South Australia.

Slash and Cut Vase by Tim Shaw
Slash and Cut Glass Vase by Tim Shaw

Cream Bowl by Bernard Stonor

This cream bowl with its pink and yellow barley twist cane rim is a perfect compliment to another of his works the “Orange Bowl” as one is bright and vibrant and the other is subdued with muted colours.  Both of these bowls show great technique with the addition of the cane to the rims which is hard to achieve; however Bernie does it beautifully. Note the evenness of the rims and the perfect shape of the bowls.

Cream Bowl by Bernard Stonor
Cream Bowl by Bernard Stonor

Possum Glass by Bernard Stonor

This wine glass is made by Bernard Stonor. The main body is a dark purple or port wine colour and a cream rim with some random darker threads mounted on a wine glass base with a short barley twist stem. The base has the addition of seven small impressed seals containing a ringtail possum. These seals are added to the glass in the molten state using a miniature branding iron device. Then the entire piece is iridised giving the rim a gold appearance.

Possum Wine Glass by Bernard Stonor
Possum Wine Glass by Bernard Stonor

Glass Pen by Bernard Stonor

This exquisite glass pen is not only decorative but practical as can be seen by my heavy handed effort in the included photograph . The shaft has a lovely pink barley twist through the centre of a clear glass ending in a cream and black detail before the amber glass nib.  Crafted by Bernard Stonor of Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Glass Pen by Bernard Stonor
Glass Pen by Bernard Stonor

Purple Vase by Matthew Quirke

Thanks to Trevor for identifying this as a piece made by Australian artist Matthew Quirke. Mat grew up on the foreshore of Mooloolaba beach and now works with Tina Cooper in Eumundi Queensland.  The vase is in a beautiful deep purple colour with a footed amphora  shape and a broad flared rim.

Purple Vase by Mat
Purple Vase by Matthew Quirke

Handled Blue Inkwell by Josha

This inkwell with a single handle has a network of lines that crisscross the surface of the glass breaking up the iridescent blue giving the piece the look of butterfly wings. In France this type of  iridescent glass is called papillon which means butterfly. The inkwell was crafted in Germany by Josha.

Handled blue Inkwell
Handled blue Inkwell by Josha

Blue Milk Glass Vase by Newt ?

This very pretty little vase is reported to be made by Newt Glass in the United States however it has now been brought to my attention that this piece is in fact not made by Newt Glass in America but more likely made in Europe signed Newt.  If anyone knows of it’s maker please let me know via the comments on this post thank you. This piece is of a lovely sky blue with a modern abstract design on two sides in black, white and an orange yellow.

Blue Vase by Newt Glass
Blue Vase by Newt  ?

Goblet by Julio Santos

This goblet was created by Julio Santos and hand painted by Peter Lupinski using china paints and fired to set the colour onto the glass. Blown with a profusion of bubbles then was sand blasted to give a soft matt finish next it was painted. Finally fired to low temperature to set the paint to retain the matt finish. Had the glass been taken to a higher temperature it would have been fire polished giving a gloss finish.

Goblet by Julio Santos
Goblet by Julio Santos

Amphora Perfume Bottle by Bernard Stonor

This amphora shaped perfume in cobalt blue with applied forget me nots is not made in the conventional way of blowing it uses the ancient technique of core work which is made by applying molten glass to a rod with mud or clay wrapped around the end. The glass is drizzled on like honey, then rolled on a marble slab or stainless steel bench to smooth and fuse the glass together. It is heated and rolled several times then let to cool before sliding  off the rod.finally using a metal tool the mud or clay is picked out hopefully not breaking the piece. Bernard Stonor is one of a handful of artists world wide to make such pieces.

Amphora Perfume Bottle
Amphora Perfume Bottle by Bernard Stonor

Lily Pen by Wolfgang Engel of Queensland

This very pretty writing pen is in the shape of a yellow lily and a leaf was made by Wolfgang Engel of East Bundaberg Queensland.Although it is a functional piece it would be a shame to lock this pen away in the office drawer when it can easily be used as a decorative item as well as for writing. Made of borosilicate for its durability Wolfgang creates amazing works for the discerning gentleman or elegant lady, check his web site.

eLily Writing Pen
Lily Writing Pen by Wolfgang Engel

Small Bowl by Unknown Artist

This exquisite  little bowl has subtleties in the glass and design that can only be seen by the eye which needs closer inspection to appreciate the delicacy.  This can best be done by  turning it in the sunlight to capture the beauty and magic of this gorgeous piece.  Unfortunately  the artist at this time is currently unknown. This piece is most likely made by Robert Knottenbelt and signed with a simple arrow mark although I am still waiting a call from Robert to confirm this. Robert has contacted me and he can not be sure if it is one of his pieces however has said that it could well be an early piece of his production work using silver chloride and enamels done in about the 1980’s.

Small Bowl
Small Bowl by Unknown Artist

Black and White Vase by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

An unusual and irregular shaped vase made with a black glass and a white flowing design. Made by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett during a short period in the Hunter Valley Vineyards where they had a studio before moving on.  Paul Hayworth continued to produce beautiful glass and now lives in the coastal town of Lake Cathie New South Wales.

Black and White Bud Vase
Black and White Bud Vase by Paul Hayworth and Paul Flett

Blue Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

A fine example of Kent’s work this has a beautiful blue swirling around the weight with a red and green interior like the centre of a volcano.  Western Australian artist Kent Le Grand was a remarkable person.  After a car accident left him with only the use of his left arm and using his left foot with his right arm in a sling he retrained himself to create his amazing pieces.  For a right handed person this was extraordinary.

Blue Swirl Paperweight
Blue Swirl Paperweight by Kent Le Grand

Caramel Bowl by Gerry King

This light caramel coloured bowl has darker chocolate and white wavy ripple design to the bottom half and has a lovely warm appealing look made by artist and simply signed King 87. It has now been definitely identified by Gerry as one of his blown pieces when he was still blowing and is considered by Gerry as a very fine example of his earlier work. . It measures 17cm in diameter at the rim and 11 1/2cm in height.

Caramel Bowl
Caramel Bowl by Gerry King

Seahorse Vase by Amanda Louden

This vase is blown of a clear glass then flashed with a thin layer of lime green and black mottling which is masked up to make the design. Then where no masking exists it is cut or sand blasted to remove the the flashed glass. Amanda creates beautiful works of cameo glass in some wonderful colours.

Seahorse Vase
Seahorse Vase by Amanda Louden