“As a farmer I came to feel part of the Australian landscape – as a glass artist my work is a natural extension of that. I love the difficulties of working with glass, the dangers and thrill of exploration and experimentation – finding new and more challenging ways through the medium of glass blowing to express my feelings about the land ”
After working on the land for 15 years Grant started his career in glass in 1990, assisting his wife Eileen Gordon to establish the Gordon Studio Glassblowers.
Essentially untrained, Grant’s progress as a glass artist has been remarkable. Encouraged by Eileen Gordon, a renowned glass blower, Grant started working full time on his own unique range of glass art in 1994. Grant is recognised as one of Australia’s most experimental and exciting new glass blowers. In 2011 Grant Donaldson exhibited at the regional Gallery in Wagga. See the exhibition here.
This bowl has coloured glass suspended in clear glass to create the floating effect. It can be illuminated used natural light from a window or from above or below with LED lighting.