Hello my name is Peter.
I have been asked as to what I am trying to do with this blog so here is an explanation.
The main aim is to raise people’s awareness about studio or art glass which is glass made by artisans rather than mass produced. In particular Australian art glass, as in the past five to ten years I have observed many local glass blowing studios close down as a result of economics and a downturn in interest or just simply due to retirement.
It would be a great shame if this wonderful art form was lost so I hope that this blog helps to reignite some interest in this versatile and beautiful medium. Compared to other countries such as America, England, and Italy (Murano or Venice) the Australian art glass movement is relatively young. However in these few short years our artisans (locally and overseas born) have produced some amazing pieces drawing inspiration from the land around them including the traditional land owners with indigenous tones and their own rich heritage. Unfortunately like in many other cases these works are more highly prized overseas than here in our own country.
So please enjoy the images and read the descriptions. I urge you to click on any image; a larger one will load that you can click on again for an even larger version that you can scroll around to appreciate the numerous fine details. You will also notice that where possible I include the artist’s name or studio as they need to be credited for their work. Finally please visit your local galleries to support the artists’ efforts.
Kind regards to all Peter.