Kiln-formed, flame worked tentacles.
Kiln-formed. frit components, flame worked stringers.
Kiln-formed. freeze and fuse coral, wafer stamp fish.
Kiln-formed. flame worked tentacles.
Kiln-formed. vitrograph sections and canes, wafer stamp fish.
Kiln-formed. Wafer stamp fish.
Kiln-formed. glass paint, flame worked stringers.
Kiln-formed. wafer stamp birds.
Kiln-formed. freeze and fuse shells.
Kiln-formed. reactive glass, silver leaf, glass paint.
Kiln-formed. glass paint details.
Cast block, polished edges.
Kiln -formed, reactive glass, sandblasted detail
Kiln-formed, sandblasted detail.
Kiln-formed over silica/plaster mould.
Kiln-formed, flame worked stringers.
The Gange was wrecked at Point Lonsdale in 1887.
Waves are my muse.
I watch them every day.
They are born from far of winds
and arrive on my shores
as a final
burst of power
Waves stand up over a reef in their last stages of their travel.
I love these waves. They have been part of my journey since 2006 and I still enjoy making them. Every one in the series is unique and inspired by what's very close to my back yard!
This series captures the power of the sea. these waves have been spawned in far off waters and end in a final crash on our shores.
Boats are the way we traverse the seas.
If we are game,
we dive below!
I am fascinated by sea travel. My ancestors were wrecked at Barwon Heads in 1853 and I have lived nearby for the past 36 years.
Tied up in port waiting the cargo for the trip home.
Thedangers of the journey to Australia in the nineteenth century.
History of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
I spent 29 years as a Marine biologist and the same time exploring the wold of glass.
These are a few of my creations ...
Escaping predators. How the chaser must wonder what has happened!
There is a wonderful Attenborough video of the mating dance of the weedy sea dragon in the waters not far from me - this piece is inspired by him.
They are so beautiful to observe underwater.
Here are a few recent architectural commissions.
These always present lots of challenges and learning and are very rewarding.
Front door of a historic house. The sea dragon is painted using traditional glass paints and silver stain. The corner pieces and rondels were salvaged from an old window.
A privacy screen. Seven panels (800mm x 2400mm) in a polished stailess steel frame.
A closer look.
Marine Science Laboratory, Queenscliff
Bathroom window, Point Lonsdale
Somers School Camp
Triptych, private residence
Anglican Church, Ocean Grove
Click here to go to My Glass Blog and see pictures of recent workshops...
Take time out to explore the possibilities.
Friday 17th February 10am - 4pm - Festival of Glass Introductory Workshop - $160
Same content as April 9 workshop
April 9- Introductory course $150
In this workshop you will learn how to cut glass – and you will become an “expert” at it by lunchtime! You will understand the type of glass needed and how it is fired in the kiln.
The project for this workshop is a fused glass window hanging. It will be fired overnight and be available the next day.
May 20 - Open mould casting $195
Create a design in a clay slab and then mould it in glass. The result will be a beautiful free-standing block of art-glass. You'll learn a lot about casting and making moulds!
June 3-Stringers,twisties,pot melts and more - $195
In this class you will make components for
a fusing project. You will complete a small
plate or window hanging using your new
Some previous experience an advantage
but not mandatory.
July 22 - Introductory course $150
Same as April 9 - learn the basics and create a window hanging.
August 5 - Open mould casting $195
Same as May 20 - create a beautiful block of glass,
November 18 - Christmas decorations - $125
10am - 3pm
Have some fun making decorations for Christmas.
September 2, 3 - Surface Additions - $290
Create components for a wall piece or window hanging. Translate your ideas into glass!
Learn about making wafers, flame working, freeze and fuse and much more.
Winter warm up $150
May 4 and 11
6pm - 9:30pm
This is an Introductory Workshop over 2 consecutive Wednesday evenings.
Same content as the April 9 daytime workshop.
Hot homemade soup will get the evening off to a warm start!
Other workshop dates can be arranged,
e.g. Girls weekends, Corporate/team building days.
Talk to us about your requirements and it can be organised including accommodation. (Minimum of 4 required).
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If you are interested in any workshops and have questions please - Click here to register interest.....or ring me (0352 582930)or click here to go to my online shop to book a place.
If you have two friends who are interested in making some glass, I can create a personalised workshop for the three of you! Contact me if you are interested!