Three large sentinels in clear glass that have been frosted stand silent witness to the artistry of Tegan Empson who created a series of these figures in varying sizes of which these are amongst the largest. Some of the pieces created by Tegan were coloured however these are among the more ethereal seeming to almost glow from within.
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.
The design within this unusual cone shaped paperweight looks like some alien jelly fish with it’s tendrils seemingly floating in space. It was created by Yataka Mizuno who is the husband of the well known Setsuko Ogishi and indeed the studio also bears his name.
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.
This is a slab of crystal that has an ultra clear view that has had an eagle etched using a diamond tip drill to the flat surface. the etching has had a white medium rubbed into it to enhance the etching. Designed and etched by Australian glass artist and collector Peter Lupinski.
Helmut Heibl created this pretty blue vase with a large flared salmon pink lip that makes it perfect o be displayed in the centre of a bromeliad making it look like a bizarre flower from another world. Helmut created numerous organically shaped pieces with some unusual colour choices.
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.
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.
This bowl has a clear body with a lovely green swirl that starts from the rim and works its way ti the centre of the pontil on the base. Created by one of my favourite artists Gene Polt from Western Australia originally from Austria. Gene Passed away many years ago but his work is his legacy.
Here is a pretty fish in a soft pink and white mottle encased within a clear body. The colour is so crisp and clean that it resembles a desirable piece of candy. Created by Eamonn Vereker who is well known for his sculptural animals in glass.