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.
This light caramel coloured bowl has darker chocolate and white wavy ripple design to the bottom half and has a lovely warm appealing look made by artist and simply signed King 87. It has now been definitely identified by Gerry as one of his blown pieces when he was still blowing and is considered by Gerry as a very fine example of his earlier work. . It measures 17cm in diameter at the rim and 11 1/2cm in height.