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.
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.
This small bulbous vase is in white glass with multi coloured splashes around the body and a clear glass thread trailing around finishing with a very quirky square opening. Made by well known Australian artist Tricia Allen of Victoria.
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.
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.
The quality and shape of this piece is unmistakably the work of artist Scott Spencer. It has a beautiful footed base and a lovely fluted body in a soft sky blue.
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.
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.
Cylinder vases often look boring unless they have something special to draw your attention as this example by Geoffrey Dickinson has. The vase is in lead crystal and is entirely covered with deep ruby red that is interspersed with a huge amount of aventurine that sparkles in the light like glitter.
This vase is in a transparent brown glass with a decoration of small lengths of pink and blue stringers with white dots at the ends. It is a free form design giving this vase a modern contemporary appeal. Created by Peter Raos of Devonport New Zealand just across the bay from Auckland in his studio.