Malcolm Donald is a self taught artist who has worked with glass for over 20 years. He originally started working as a lead light artist, working many years in window restoration and design, later evolving in to the field of kiln fired glass and jewellery making. He lives on beautiful Bruny Island in the south of Tasmania with his family over looking the waters of the D'decastreux Channel. From here he draws his inspiration for his glass from the surrounding...
EDUCATION / TRAINING
2000 Post graduate studies, Monash University
1994-1996 Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre- Adelaide, SA- glass Associate
Jewellery is not just an accessory to jewellery maker Jenny Neal. Her handmade brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are individually inspired by Jenny’s surrounds and passions.
Over 25 years ago Jenny worked on a farm in England with a couple that made earrings. With a “can do” attitude Jenny spent 20 pounds at a bead shop and made a board of earrings. She set up a stall at a huge nuclear disarmament rally in Hyde Park and...
I began bead stringing several years ago when my sister Helen Peake introduced me to the fun of this fine art when my friend Marilyn Hayes and I were holidaying with her in Darwin. Not keen to learn the skills at first, I quickly became excited by the process and outcomes.
Designing jewellery was just a hobby at first, but as time passed and Marilyn and I worked together, two small businesses were born. Helen has been our mentor during each step of our adventure and her business and...
I am a Fellow of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and have exhibited widely throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.
Selected exhibitor for The Munich International Craft Fair , Germany,and The Australia-Korea Foundation’s10th Anniversary Festival ,Seoul.
I have a graphic design background mixed with a thorough grounding in traditional jewellery skills merged with my own particular style which allows me to create stunning and unique ranges of...
Glass and metal have held my attention for more than 15 years. These materials have embedded themselves so deeply in me, that all I do this think about new ways to bring them together. Most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. So much can be expressed by repeating a single element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are spontaneous, colourful, quirky, and whimsical.
As a prolific maker and I am never standing still in...
Bethany Wheeler is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia who specialises in kiln formed glass. She obtained a Master of Fine Art degree from Monash University in 2003 and has been exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally for the past 15 years. Bethany’s work can be found in private and public collections including the National Glass Art Collection of Australia. In 2013 she established 1000 Degrees Glass Studios, a communal kiln forming and cold...