Hi my name is Fae Fleur, and I am a Glass Addict!!!!
Yep, completely and utterly, addicted to glass!!!
I grew up in Melbourne in a beautiful historic home full of antiques. I was the youngest of five. My Mum was an antique dealer and her passion was glass, and our prize piece was an enormous leadlight window on the first landing of the staircase, featuring in the centre piece was a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the first.
So I guess you could say that glass is in my blood!
As a qualified Chef, I started playing with colour, and food, but chef-ing and family
I started making lead lights with Ian Readshaw as a hobby to get some “Adult time” and loved it. Then I became the proud owner of “Fairies on the Walk”. 7 magical years of faerie face painting, story telling and faerie design – what a beautiful time that was, all those happy little fairies, (big ones too). At this time, I started making mushrooms in all colours and sizes, but not from glass.
I reluctantly moved on to “The Glass Studio” on Gallery Walk – Tamborine Mountain, where I was introduced to Kiln Fired Works, and Dichroic Glass, and that’s when it happened….
Fireworks went off in my head!!!! Left, right, and centre!!!! No more copper foiling! I bought myself a kiln, and the rest is history. However, I found that kiln form work can be a little two dimensional….. So I found a local glass blower, and have been learning and practicing with a more purposeful artform.
I also do “torch-work”, which is like, ‘mini-glass blowing’, it’s good practice for when the furnace (used for Glassblowing) isn’t fired up.
I have always enjoyed a good challenge, and I push myself to do something different, and exciting, and have found that, in the infinite possibilities of glass!
My heart and soul goes into the core of every piece I produce, and sometimes it’s hard to let them go, but I do love it when someone falls in love with, and appreciates a piece so much they have to own it!
So, Thank You for taking the time to read this, and for supporting our local art community.
Fae Fleur Xxx
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