My work explores ideas of identity and the experiences which shape our character through the combination of blown glass and portraiture. Most recently I have used hand-blown and hot sculpted glass to recreate familiar, utilitarian objects to honour and preserve their simple function.
Held celebrates the hands that nurture and all that is shared around the kitchen table. I use these mixing bowls as a vehicle to express a common nostalgia, evoking the memories which shape our character and encourage the viewer to bring their own experience to the work.
Courtesy of Beaver Galleries
I like to make things. The glassblowing studio, the shed, and the kitchen are my favourite places to make things...
I trained through production glassblowing and continue to work as a gaffer/teacher/assistant/designer/maker as well as making works for exhibition.
blown and cold-worked glass, glass enamels
40 x 33.5 x 35 cm
Judges of the 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Lisa Havilah (Director of Carriageworks), Justin Miller (International Art Advisor and former Chairman of Sotheby's Australia) and Gretel Packer (Arts Patron and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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