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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 03:46:42 PM »
Interesting - did Stuart Ackroyd ever dabble in crackle glass do you know?
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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 05:09:01 PM »
Interesting - did Stuart Ackroyd ever dabble in crackle glass do you know?
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I'm not sure M to be honest, although I haven't come across any crackle glass pieces by him before. I had a quick glance through his website and couldn't see any on their, although these are mostly recent designs.

http://www.stuartakroydglass.com/


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 11:34:32 AM »
A selection of Peter Layton Pieces, the first three are all 'Landscape pieces' and the bottom one a Layton 'Glacier' stone.


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 11:56:33 AM »
OK, enough of the old guys for now. Here are some more modern treats, post 2000. The first is by Colin Heaney, a most influential figure in Australian studio glass. I have written about him elsewhere on this board. These pieces are miniatures of what he called"vitrolith", with the larger one just over 20cm long. A little exploration with Google will yield lots more pictures, including some enormous examples. He has since retired from glass and now designs silk scarves and bikinis.

There is a 1999 book about Heaney's vitrolith glass written by Noel Hart, an established artist painter who worked as a designer in Heaney's studio in Byron Bay. Since then Hart has designed his own works in glass and used experienced glass blowers to help him create them. The colours and patterns are derived from various birds. The one in the photos from 2003 is called Sun Conure, a South American beauty. At 24cm by 25cm it is modest in both size and colour compared with his more recent works. His website is lively and colourful.

The last photo celebrates the "Australian roll-up". This complicated process involves fusing a platter of coloured glass rods, machining it to make the surfaces flat, then rolling it up into a vessel that is blown. You can find examples by Klaus Moje for sale on the Internet in the $8-12,000 price range. These examples are attributed to Johnathon Schmuck, an American graduate student at the Canberra School of Art when the roll-up method was being developed in 1998-2000. He is an established artist with more modest prices and his own website. He also features in a YouTube video that demonstrates the method.

Trevor
See my blog on Australian studio glass.
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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 12:17:08 PM »
Will is fantastic at his own publicity  ;D but he needs more

http://shakspeareglass.co.uk/home.php

Some vintage Will Shakspeare vases and paperweights - I absolutely love his work especially the matt surface vases. These paperweights are large and very very heavy.  All his glass is beautifully made. I'll take a group shot of some other vases in a mo.


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 12:26:18 PM »
Groups of Shaks vases


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 10:54:07 AM »
One final piece for today, blown by Patrick Stern, brother of Anthony, dating from the 90s.


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 11:49:39 AM »
Trevor, that's fascinating about the Australian roll-up and I love the pieces.
I had a very particular glassie dream once.
I was a glassmaker, and I had fused together a large bundle of multicoloured thick sticks of glass, and was going to use that as the embryo for blowing. What turned out was something like a Mdina stripey onion vase.
That's obviously not what would happen in reality. I've always wondered what would turn out....
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 12:54:30 PM »
From 1992, Louis Le Loup.         
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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Re: Happy '50th' Birthday to the Studio Glass movement - 1990 onwards
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 02:02:02 PM »
Nice to see Louis Le Loup included in this thread Sue. Is that white ring towards the bottom of the vase part of the  actual design, it almost looks like a reflection of the light..?

 

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