Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton

This stunning perfume bottle in blue and white swirls has a thick clear vine like texture over the surface of the main body flowing down to a trunk style foot. Crafted by the well known glass artist Mark Galton it exhibits all of his style and techniques found in many of his works. Mark has a very organic style that is evident in this piece.

Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton
Blue and White Perfume Bottle by Mark Galton.

Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi

A wonderful bowl in a soft honey colour with flecks of varying colours on the main body of the piece then a trailing of a darker honey is swirled around the bowl and trimmed with a dark rim. This item has a warm and inviting look with it’s subtle but sophisticated form on a clear base. Made by Hunter Valley artist Setsuko Ogishi displaying yet another facet to her talents. I adore Setsuko’s work as she is constantly reinventing herself.

Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.
Honey Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.

Not Just a Rock from Geoffrey Dickinson

This unique paper weight is in a clear class wit a surface coating of white and black speckles and a free form shape giving the item a very organic feel almost like a sea creature. The name that was given to this piece is not just a rock and was created by well known artist Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal of Elmhurst Victoria unfortunately now closed.

Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Not Just a Rock by Geoffrey Dickinson.

Mushroom by Jemma Clements

A beautiful spotted mushroom by Jemma Clements daughter of Richard Clements from Tasmania. This adorable piece displays all the hallmarks of the artist and bears the impressed signature to the base. The artist studied glass blowing with her father and many of the techniques used were developed by him although Jemma has her own individual style which I think shows in this sculpture.

Mushroom by Jemma Clements.
Mushroom by Jemma Clements.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

These two paperweights are in the hidden secrets series created by Geoffrey Dickinson of Oasis Crystal At Glass.One is in a ruby red  and the other is a turquoise colour coated in black mottling of cadmium. They are then sand blasted to give them a silky look and feel next three facets are cut off and polished. The secrets are revealed through these windows showing the intricate design within of swirling colours and bubbles.

Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson
Two Hidden Secrets Paperweights by Geoffrey Dickinson

Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos

In beautiful pink and white this candle holder takes a tea-light perfectly. Crafted by well known artist Julio Santos using age old techniques  employed by the Venetian glass blowers for centuries to create a lattice effect by using thin white threads over the clear or transparent  glass then twisting the molten glass to achieve this. The technique is called Latticino for obvious reasons.

Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.
Pink and White Candle Holder by Julio Santos.

Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi

Made by Hunter Valley artist Setsuko Ogishi this beautiful flat bowl is stunning in black and white mottles with a small square of gold leaf to enhance its appearance. It is a difficult task to achieve a piece of glass that is simple in form yet elegant in its beauty however  this bowl does just that. The black and white blend together complimenting each other making this piece a valuable addition to a contemporary home being able to blend into any colour scheme.

Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.
Black and White Bowl by Setsuko Ogishi.

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson

Here is a very large paperweight by the master glass artist Geoffrey Dickinson. The piece is in a series called cosmic swirl and is in the blue colour which I think is the most attractive.It has a mass of varying sized bubbles swirling through with the blue and some tiny amounts of blue.After the weight was cooled it then had numerous connecting facets ranging in size cut and polished over the surface.

Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.
Blue Cosmic Swirl Paperweight by Geoffrey Dickinson.