Friday, August 4, 2017

Luminous.. the art of glass blowing.



I'm digging into the archives today, not too far back, as I spent most of yesterday languishing on the sofa :) Six of the pieces in the Luminous exhibition in the Art Gallery WA back in June. At first glance some may seem a little odd, and maybe they are, but if you enlarge you will surely appreciate the creativity and the technical skill that is entailed in blowing glass. I particularly enjoyed Tom Moore's 'Buff Sandy' directly above, and 'Eyes the size of the moon' above that. You really should have a peek at his site, his delightful sense of humour shines through in all of his work. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...


24 comments:

  1. Some lovely glass pieces, I love the red one (top left) and the one on the bottom right corner.

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  2. There's a glass blowing center in Williamsburg, Virginia where I enjoy watching the artisans at work.

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  3. ...I've also enjoyed art glass.

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  4. I love these. I watched glass blowing in both Swaziland and South Africa and it is remarkable what they can make. Take care Diane

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  5. I've tried blowing glass but the heat was a killer. You can probably get used to it I guess but I didn't keep at it long enough! Nice pieces, Grace!

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  6. I've seen glass blowing done here a few weeks back.... it was quite interesting to see the technique. Excellent work on these.

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  7. We were on a transatlantic cruise ship that had glass blowing on the top deck! We watched many times and Dan purchased a piece...it's fascinating watching these pieces take shape! Nice find Grace!

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  8. These are beautiful pieces. I looked at Tom's site and I LOVE his work. They would make a beautiful (and fun) display all together.

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  9. We have a glass blower in this little mountain town. Fascinating to watch.

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  10. I, well we actually, just love coloured glass and while I am sure there is a lot of work that goes into it, it is so expensive.

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  11. Love them all! One more art form, that I can't imagine me doing.
    Nice photos Grace!

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  12. Be cool about recovering from your "malady"--take it easy. Glad you're not running around too much on photo shoots and resting instead. I'm sure that you watch glass blowers; I love watching them!

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  13. I love glass and all that artists can do with it. These are fun adn very nice pieces.

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  14. One of the big reasons I've stopped posting to often on my Berlin blog is I have too many photos and I can't choose which ones to showcase. Plus I don't like spending so much time in front of the computer, especially in the summer when it's nice outside.
    Anyway, hope you get to feeling better and we will enjoy your archival shots. :)

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  15. It is always worth to dig in the archives. I love glass art. I have once seen an artist making it and it is incredible what they can create with blowing.

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  16. Oh yes, these glass pieces are lovely! I would like to own them all, but I really do not have a suitable place to display them so I won't be shopping today.... !

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  17. Beautiful pieces of art, Grace !

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  18. Beautiful, Grace. Sadly I´m THAT elefant when it comes to glass...
    Most of our dishes and glasses are of plastic hence...

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  19. I like each and every one of them, the creativity is immense. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

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  20. It must take a great deal of patience to make such beautiful creations.

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  21. These are so beautiful ...

    All the best Jan

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  22. cool,the strange creature in the low left corner seems a Shaun Tan's work!! ew

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  23. Be cool about recovering from your "malady"--take it easy. Glad you're not running around too much on photo shoots and resting instead. I'm sure that you watch glass blowers; I love watching them!


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