Category Archives: Bowls and Platters

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

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

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

 

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

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