It gives me great pleasure and an honour to be able to introduce to the world a fantastic new talent in glass blowing “Barnabas Le Grand son of the late Kent Le Grand” who is so talented that I feel he will go far. It makes me very happy to see that the future of art glass in Australia is in such good hands. This paperweight is every bit as beautiful as any that I have seen from seasoned professionals it has a beautiful green mottling that sparkles in the light under a deep cobalt blue sky. It is created by Barnabas at Gerry Reilly’s Melting Pot Glass Studio in Margaret River Western Australia in April 2012 at the age of thirteen. Barnabas is a true artist plus with the aid of his family and friends such Gerry Reilly, Peter Reynolds and Alan Fox his talents will continue to grow . I predict that he is one glass artist to watch out for in the future.