This is a stunning and colourful piece bearing all of Queensland artist Tina Cooper’s hallmarks with its vibrant colour that is typical of her style in the shell form series. The shell form has a bright yellow interior with multi-coloured mottling and a vivid blue iridescent coating to further enhance the item. Tina has been a prolific glass artist for many years and her work is collected both here in Australia as well as gaining respect overseas pushing the value of her work up.
Martini Glass was a company run by Mark Galton and Tina Cooper before they went their separate ways. While together they created some wonderful organic styled pieces such as this shell form in a clear glass with white and pink streaking. The body has some pinched nodules on the underside adding interest to the item. You can see the influence of Tina Cooper as she is world recognised for her organic styling.
This unusual piece of glass looks like some sort of other worldly seed pod or perhaps a sea creature’s shell in shades of pink with iridising and a barnacle texture. Made by Martini Glass originally operated by Mark Galton and Tina Cooper whose work is sought after by collectors.