I have launched a crowd funding project with Pozible to help me get to Berlin for a residency in May, please check out my campaign and see all the great limited edition glassware up for grabs!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Friday, March 15, 2013
It has been too long since my last post, but it's mainly because I have been super busy!
In January I took on a new job at JamFactory as Assistant Tech in the glass department.
I also moved into a new studio space at JamFactory, very exciting! I now have much more space and am able to utilise it much better.
Apart from that, I have been working on a few different things - assisting various artists on large-scale commissions, as well as continuing to make my own product as well as a few commissions and things for exhibition.
The first two images are for an upcoming exhibition 365 CUPS, put together by Worth Gallery, and will be exhibited in various locations within Adelaide CBD
This last image is the start of a commission I am working on at the moment for a fundraiser in Sydney, I will be making 9 more this coming week to finish off the set.
Vases are approx. 35cm tall
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Last week I had the privilege of seeing Lino Tagliapietra with his team - Dave Walters, Darin Denison and Nancy Callan working at Canberra Glassworks.
So in case there isn't already enough images circulating the web of the event already, I thought I might add a few.
I have put up a few of the highlights from the five days of demonstrations. Granted, it was all very amazing, snapping a pic at the right moment was easier said than done!
Considering Lino is now 78 years young, I feel very privileged to have seen him working with his team, still coming up with completely new and beautiful works - it was all very inspiring.
Seeing Lino pull some zanfirico cane on the last day was probably my favourite thing of the whole week - he pulled about five canes, all practically perfect from end to end, it was a beautiful sight.
All in all, it was a pretty amazing and inspiring week - Lino and his teem are so humble. They work together beautifully, always calm and relaxed, and having a great time!
This last image is a pic of all the crew that made the trip from Adelaide, we had an awesome time!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I spent yesterday helping my good friend Kristel Britcher install a commission she received. The piece has been installed into a purpose built ceiling inset above the dining area of Appellation, in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
With the assistance of JamFactory's Brad Bonar, it took us about 5 1/2 hours to install all 84 hand blown glass pieces into the recess. With only a mere 1cm gap between each piece, you can imagine how careful we had to be not to bump the surrounding pieces while we hung the next one.
Though a bit hard to tell in these images, each piece is hung at intentionally different heights (each measured to hang exactly in the right spot) to create a smooth undulation from one side the other.
After a very long and tiresome day, Kristel's piece looks beautiful.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Keeping up with the trend of updating once a month, I figure it is about time to show you what I have been making over the last few weeks.
After coming back to Adelaide from Canberra, it has been nice to get strait back into it all.
I had a client who bought a tumbler of mine from an exhibition at the end of last year contact me about making five more to complete his set. This was good fun, I pulled some cane and made the cups over a weekend, sent them off, and made the client v. happy.
I also had an exhibition opening last week, Transparency which is on at jamfactory until 25 August.
Over this past weekend I worked both days towards completing an order I received to make 36 purple Fusion tumblers. We were so productive on Saturday, that on Sunday I only had to make a few more cups and could use the rest of the session to make some different bowls.
All in all, I have had a pretty productive few weeks!