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Mushrooms By Emilie Patteson

Interview: Emilie Patteson | Glass Artist and Illustrator

Emilie Patteson may describe herself as an emerging glass artist and illustrator but if you look at her work, the awards she has won and the exhibitions she’s featured in you would think she has been around a lot longer than she has. It was only in 2012 that she graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra, gaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with Honours and now she has her own shared studio. Having a fascination with nature, Emilie is not afraid to explore all sorts of ideas and techniques through her art – even decomposing vegetable leaves in water to dye papers for her upcoming solo show at the The Corner Store Gallery! Come and meet Emilie and be inspired by her art, her dedication and unexpected discovery for glass artistry … Please introduce yourself: What is your background and how have you ended up where you are today? My name is Emilie Patteson and I am an emerging glass artist and illustrator. I studied glass at Canberra School of Art at the Australian …

Ruth Allen | Glass Sculptor

Melbourne-based glass artist, Ruth Allen, is so much more than a glass blower. She is an artist, a sculptor, a multi-media installation creator, an active member of community arts and education programs, a jewellery designer, and now a sustainable glass maker and lighting designer. Her business, Sustainable Stubbies, upcycles pre-loved wine, beer and drinks bottles into ‘new’ tumblers, vases, carafes and the like. And they are divine! They are beautiful to touch and beautiful to look at. The colours are richer and the glass sturdier than the original glass because she uses traditional hot glass techniques. “Due to the extensive heating process, the glass becomes much stronger than its original state, enabling it to withstand hot liquids and the dishwasher experience,” she explains. Regular old bottles are transformed into unique, handcrafted pieces. “I began with the easily accessible beer stubby, opening it out into the simplest of re-usable forms, the tumbler. I became inspired to use more of the bottle, cutting the tops off to make beads now glorified in the new jewellery collection.” Ruth discovered …