Hand blown glass vase with murrine detail by JamFactory Alumna Kate Nixon.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kate’s work explores how our private identities are expressed through the things we collect and the material mass we will eventually leave behind. She is interested in the value and function of collected objects and the narrative that is formed through the creative activity of assembling a collection. By exploiting the transformative properties of glass, cheap knick-knacks, 1970s wallpaper and gaudy flowers morph into precious decorations, adorning large urns and sparkling mosaics.
She completed her honours degree at the ANU School of Art Glass Workshop in Canberra in 2013, incorporating a diverse practice ranging from traditional processes of blown glass, lost wax casting and mosaic, alongside new technologies such as waterjet cutting and ceramic decals. In 2015, Kate completed the two-year Associate Program at the prestigious JamFactory Craft and Design facility in Adelaide.
Currently based in Canberra, Kate is looking forward to expanding her professional practice and public profile, starting with a four-month residency in Berlin in 2016, researching unusual public collections, assisted by a Commonwealth Endeavour Fellowship.
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Handmade in Australia.
Hand blown glass
Hand wash only
L 100 x W 100 X 255mm
Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.