The Glass Gallery
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ucked away in a quiet street in Springwood lies the home studio/gallery of Barbara Stephenson – Glass Artist.
This beautiful space showcases Barbara’s works of kiln formed glass art including spectacular and colourful platters, bowls, vases and jewellery and will be on show for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail.
Barbara’s passion for glass began during a holiday in Europe over twenty years ago whilst viewing the wonderful stained glass windows of the old cathedrals. She started with lead-lighting and stained glass. After several years of designing and making leadlight panels and stained glass objects she discovered kiln-formed glass.
This provided a whole new dimension to her work as she then dicovered how to blend the wonderful colours and textures of sheet glass with the form of slumping moulds. “I love the way you can change the shape and colour of the initial object to allow you to create something special.” says Barbara.
In recent years she has found Dichroic Glass. This wonderful advent to the world of art glass added a whole new perspective to her work – that of the unknown. “Although you can predict the outcome of fusing dichroic glass to a degree, the final outcome always seems to be even more dramatic than expected. The way different light and viewing angle affects the colour and texture of pieces made with this glass is truly amazing.” explains Barbara.
There is always something new in The Glass Gallery as all of Barbara’s pieces are unique. Every piece is made with passion by a true lover of glass. You can stop in and see her amazing work as you travel through the Arts Trail. Visit her website www.bsglassart.com.au and out her facebook page – www.facebook.com/BSGlassArt to see more of her inspiring glasswork.
The Glass Gallery is also open every Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm and other times by appointment.
Contact (02) 4751 5473 or firstname.lastname@example.org