Q Most commissioned art tends to be expensive fine art, such as portraiture. Is it possible to commission something more practical, such as homeware?
WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS:Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 12:00am
Brands such as Titto and Liuligongfang have made glass art hip again. But if you don't want to drop thousands of dollars on their works, try making your own. JaniQue offers glass-making lessons for beginners.19 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
In the 1980s, Australian Marc Grunseit saw the light, ditched a career in medicine and devoted himself to creating stained-glass. Since then, he has learned glass blowing and fusing techniques and has produced an array of items from 25-square-metre architectural installations to palm-sized pieces for residential, ecclesiastical and public buildings worldwide.5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
I hear Gola trainers are in fashion. Have you heard of them? I think they're from Spain. Do you know where I can find some?
Doing A Runner, Tin Hau22 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
Exotic necklaces in tropical hues are all the rage this summer and for those on the lookout for unique pieces, American jeweller Laurel Clark will not disappoint. Clark's eye for the original is visible in her use of semi-precious stones, lucite baubles and Venetian hand-blown glass. Prices of the handcrafted designs vary from $1,400 to $2,000.8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
If you want a permanent reminder of the pitter-patter of tiny feet, look no further. British company Wrightson and Platt will immortalise the toes - and fingers - of your little bundles of joy in solid bronze, hallmarked silver, glass, cold-cast resin or patinated plaster.1 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
With its innovative new designs, Swarovski is setting a shining example
Leading crystal and jewellery parts supplier Swarovski has taken the lead in defining design trends for the industry with a new pavilion at Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair opening today.24 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Exhibitors at Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair have their own ideas on trends, departing slightly from those identified by major components and parts supplier Swarovski.
Po Sing Imitation Jewellery Manufactory came up with its own five themes for the fair - namely Manipulated, Improvised, Rhythmic, Smooth and Attitude.24 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Glass from Europe
Contemporary glass works from Italy, Denmark and the Czech Republic presented by Koru-hk.com Contemporary Art and M'sa Gallery. Opens Thu, 6.30pm-9pm. Then Mon-Sat, 11.30am-6pm, M'sMa Gallery, G/F 41-43 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 6126 or 6333 4098. Ends Jul 1722 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Featuring impressionistic, sculptural kiln-formed glass works by Kirstie Rea, and textured kiln-formed glass wall panels by Lisa Cahill. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. Gaffer Studio Glass, Unit 5a, 15/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Jun 192 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Forget the standard transparent stuff, fun and funky glassware is where it's at. Gaffer Studio Glass gallery (15/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2521 1770; www.gafferstudioglass.com) has a wealth of innovative and eye-catching pieces that add a splash of colour to any table setting or room.30 May 2004 - 12:00am
Walking into Gaffer Studio Glass, you may be overwhelmed by the stunning colours of the artworks and wonder how glass could be turned into such amazing sculptures.
One Earth One Bird One Human is a rare exhibition of glass sculpture, featuring the works of Noel Hart, Colin Heaney and Erika Mayer - three distinguished artists based in Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia.4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
Art dealer Katie de Tilly says she could not have picked a worse time to open her gallery in Chancery Lane three years ago. Within months of the official opening in May 2001, the September 11 terror attacks sent the world's major economies into a tailspin. Then came America's war with Iraq, and then the Sars outbreak.2 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
We are surrounded by glass - windows, light bulbs, water glasses. But glass is more than a permanent fixture in our daily life.
At a sculpture exhibition called One Earth One Bird One Human, we are exposed to the magical world of glass. It has become a popular material for art creation in recent decades, and many art schools have introduced the study of glass sculpture.30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am
One Earth One Bird One Human
An exhibition of glass sculpture to celebrate the opening of this new glass gallery. Colin Heaney and Noel Hart exhibit works made of free-blown glass, and Erika Mayer shows her cast crystal. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. Gaffer Studio Glass, Unit 5A, 15/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2521 1770. Ends Apr 1628 Mar 2004 - 12:00am