Art has forever been a large part of Grace’s life. Always creating in a range of media and methods including ceramics, glass and screen-printing, her perception and interpretation of the environment has been depicted in many forms.
Exploring glass through the expertise of a friend and glass artist, as well as much self directed experimentation, Grace embarked on an intriguing journey. The fluidity, richness of colour, transparency and tactile qualities of glass all play a part in maintaining her interest in this media.
Colour is the most predominant feature of her work. Through colour, she creates abstracted images, which draw parallels to rural and urban environments. Yet, at other times, she thoroughly enjoys playing with colour purely for its own sake. With that, she hopes her work can instill into others a sense of serenity as well as an enjoyment of art regardless of the piece being wearable, functional or decorative.
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Where do you get your inspiration?
"Whenever I travel locally, interstate or overseas, I capture photographic images of both manmade and natural landscapes. I convert these to geometric and sometimes abstract designs, which lend themselves to my medium of glass. I love looking for the vast range of colours and shapes within the landscapes."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"I truly work on each piece with a love for the design I am constructing. Whilst I have no favourites, I do love to create depth in my glass panels which create intrigue and asks the viewer to peer into the piece to see its layers within."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I always work with glass. I sketch designs first, and look at how to use the many colours of glass to recreate them. Sometimes I will screenprint onto the glass and sometimes I will use frits. The glass is kiln fired many times to achieve the sought after effects."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I recently branched away from functional wares. My pieces are now framed to become decorative panels, which are freestanding, allowing the natural light to filter through the layers. Others are framed to hang.
I love working with clay, so maybe I will combine these two media in the future."
Describe your products in three words...
"Serene. Forevermore. Creative."
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