Category Archives: Glass

Truly “Chihuly”: The Beauty is in the Eye of the Glass Beholder

Both images featured are from an untitled group from the Macchia Series (1982). Dale Chihuly (Born September 20, 1941 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American glass sculptor. In 1960, Chihuly was studying interior design at the University of Washington, Seattle, … Continue reading

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Try Your Luck and Maybe Spend a Buck at the Fryerstown Antique Fair

Fryerstown Antique Fair will celebrate its 42nd anniversary in 2017. It is held on the surrounding days of the Australia Day holiday on January 25th each year. The popular annual event has grown from strength to strength each year and … Continue reading

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Any port in a storm seems a far cry for Ambrogiani’s Le Port

French Expressionist painter, print-maker and sculptor Pierre Ambrogiani was born on January 16, 1907 in Ajaccio located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille, France. Ambrogiani is known for his bright colors … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Mary…

Mary Gregory (1856–1908) was an American artist known for her paintings of Victorian era children etchings on various coloured glass decoration ranges at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Originally, Mary along with her sister; and … Continue reading

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A Tiffany lamp? – How Clara is that?

American artist and decorative arts designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany was born 166 years ago on February 18, 1848. A member of the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic art movements, he was best known for his design work in stained glass including … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Federation Square– colloquially known as “Fed Square” is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Incredibly controversial during its construction, it has over the years “mellowed” and been accepted for what it represents. The glass walls of the Atrium space covers a … Continue reading

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Lost yours?…Found mine!

Marbles that is. Haven’t come across them for a long time, but there they were, preserved in a bowl!  I’ve got to admit, I didn’t really know how to truly follow this game. I think as a group of  local … Continue reading

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With the weight of the world under me…

Feeling a little weighed down? Imagine life as a paperweight.  These days,  glass paperweights are widely produced, collected and appreciated as works of art. They were originally produced in France, ca. 1845 and their popularity rose during the mid 20th  … Continue reading

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It’s time to grab a slice of Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), aka I. M. Pei, is a prominent Chinese American architect. He was born in Guangzhou (Canton) and raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai.  In 1935, he moved to the US and enrolled in the … Continue reading

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Freak out! C’est chic Lalique

René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 5 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, and chandeliers amongst other items.  According to Wikipedia,  he studied at the Sydenham Art … Continue reading

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Seventy-Seven (it’s not Sunset Strip)

It is apparently seventy-seven (77) years since the French designer Jean Patou died.  Interestingly, seventy-seven happens to be the smallest positive integer requiring five syllables in English and the number of digits of the 12th perfect number. It is also the number … Continue reading

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The Carny’s coming to town

Carnival glass is moulded or pressed glass, with a patterned shiny metallic, or ‘iridescent‘ surface shimmer. The keys to its ‘appeal’ were that it looked superficially like the very much finer and very much more expensive blown iridescent glass by … Continue reading

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Goodbye Ruby Tuesday – Who Could Hang a Name on You?

Ruby Glass; (aka Cranberry Glass, Gold Ruby Glass or Rubino Oro as it is known by glass workers) is a red glass made by adding gold(III) oxide to molten glass.  However, tin, in the form of stannous chloride, is sometimes … Continue reading

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Leonard French – stained glass window artist

The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works produced from it; such as windows of churches and other significant buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany in America specialized in secular stained glass, mostly of plant … Continue reading

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