2019 Glass Artists
Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliot
This is a combination of works by Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliot. Between them they have over 40 years experience in creating glass art and it shows in their fantastic glass creations. They have a diverse range of high quality items distinguished by their beauty and creativity.
The following video provides a fascinating insight into their partnership and how they work together.
Beautiful examples can be found on their website. Visit website here.
Nick Mount’s contribution to the glass art movement cannot be underestimated. His fascination with glass began in the 1970’s and has continued to see him travel the world as a exhibitor and teacher over the past five decades.
Nick’s website in a word is amazing! A collection of his art and live moments that captures a man’s lifetime of work with glass.
Lisa Cahill has a unique style focusing on painted or etched glass wall panels where multiple panels are combined to create one piece of artwork. Commonly used as an architectural enhancement her contemporary artwork compliments today’s minimalist interior design. Lisa’s website showcases her work in depth.
As one of the most unique Australian glass artist, Tom Moore’s weird and wonderful creations are something to be seen.
Tom’s work can be describe as hybrid of just about anything but gets us thinking about contemporary environmental impact themes.
Holly Grace’s glass art has an overriding element of beauty and perfection. Her design range offers pieces with fluid lines incorporating a various colours. The exhibition range is heavily influenced by nature and presents a distinctive style.
Robert Wynne produces a wide range of glass sculptures that are diverse in colour and style. Unique forms and shapes typify his work, which are united with stunning colours creating an assorted collection of art.
Kevin Gordon is a self-trained glass artist with a distinct style concentrating on engraved blown glass, developing a wide range of textures and colours. A majority of his work are bowls, vases and plates that have an individual style unlike other glass artists.
Mark Eliott’s “Down at the water table” sculpture won the 2019 Tom Malone Prize, which is a prestigious Australia art award.
Mark’s work is a combination of various materials including glass to form abstract sculptures.
Elizabeth Maverick creates kiln-formed pieces typically wall mounted in domestic or commercial settings. Her passion is producing commission work for private and corporate clients. Many of her glass creations are now found in public places in Australia.
Tali Dalton creates free-formed sculptures by utilising blowing, engraving and sandblasting techniques. Each piece is unique in appearance incorporating various shapes and colours.
What is glass art?
There are a large range of glass creations that fall into the category of glass art. Glass art can be categorised in two ways, the way it was made or the finished product.
Wikipedia has a great page on glass art.
How is glass art made?
- Furnace – Manipulation of molten glass mainly by glassblowing where glass is inflated into a variety of shapes and sizes. Glass is workable once it is heated to 1320 degrees in special furnaces. The glass transforms to a bright orange in colour, is moulded into the required design and cooled in a controlled environment.
- Kiln – This process warms existing glass products such as glass sheets or pieces of glass to a temperature where glass can be fused together and moulded into plates, dishes or other less intricate pieces.
Many preformed glass products can be processed by cutting, blasting or sawing into different shapes and sizes. These products can be glued together or mounted in frames or other materials to hold the glass.
Sandblasting, engraving and etching are techniques used to transform plain glass into decorative pieces. Drawing and designs are used to create another element on clear glass.