This platter is in spectacular crystal with pastel pink and blue ribbons swirling through plus a white enamelling to the underside that completes the effect. A modern and contemporary piece is perfect for any décor crafted by Geoffrey Dickinson at his studio Oasis Crystal in Victoria.
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.
This is a beautiful free form bowl with a lovely mottling of pink and white with the occasional blue. It has an uneven rim like twisted vines in a sparkling clear glass that enhances the beauty of this piece. Made by well known New South Wales artist Setsuko Ogishi representing yet another facet of the artist’s ever changing style.
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.
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.
This beautiful bowl has swirls of soft pink, yellow ,blue and green in a clear body standing on a footed base that has been cut to create a finger like appearance. It wasl crafted by Don Wreford of Victoria Australia and is a fine example of his work.
Another spectacular bowl by the Queensland artist Lucas Salton which is similar to another one (see listing under artist’s name in this blog). This beautiful bowl is in a fabulous swirling design that consists of an aqua plus amethyst or lavender colours and measuring an impressive forty one centimetres in diameter.
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.
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.
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.