Being a glass artist in Hong Kong is not easy, as the people are very practical rather than artistic
Young Post: When and how did you start to take glass blowing as your profession?Friday, 6 February, 2004, 12:00am
Q Is glass art a legitimate art form worth collecting?
WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS:
Julie Lambe, of Gaffer Studio Glass, a new gallery due to open in mid-February, says: 'The Hot Glass movement was started in America in the 1950s. Before that, it was produced in large numbers in a factory environment. Many glass artists came to it from ceramics around the 70s or 80s.18 Jan 2004 - 12:00am
Even the humble glass can make a design statement these days. Take the SiloLine collection designed by Roman Gauthnot for French company Silo Design. A frosted outer glass - with a clear 'window' - encloses a rounded inner chamber made out of transparent Pyrex.14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am
Glass artists Ola Hoglund and Marie Simberg-Hoglund present their Saturn Collection. Using the Sommerso technique, heavy crystal is layered, separated by pockets of air with colour around the core. The Oceania exhibition (pictured) starts on Thu, featuring art glass by 92-year-old Italian glass master Alfredo Barbini. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. M'sMa Gallery, G/F, 41-43 Graham St, Central.8 Dec 2003 - 12:00am
Swarovski is celebrating Christmas in the most outlandish way possible.
Today it will unveil what could be the world's most spectacular Christmas tree. Valued at $5 million, the 20-metre high tree, on display at Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong, will be decorated with over 100,000 pieces of Swarovski crystal.5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am
Q A friend showed me a lovely piece of Finnish glass she picked up a few years ago in Europe. Far from being strict, modern and minimalist in the style that we have come to expect from Scandinavian design - it had a very organic shape and was made in glowing, earthy colours. Is this a trademark of Finnish glass design? Where and how should I start collecting pieces in Hong Kong?31 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
Is it a new lighting range from Tiffany & Co?
No, but there's a family connection.24 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
What is cloisonne? I am interested in enamel artefacts from China, and keep coming across this term used for what appear to be enamel objects - yet they sell for far higher prices. What is the story behind the art form?
WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS:20 Jul 2003 - 12:00am
A vase used as a lamp stand by a former United States ambassador yesterday fetched a world record for Qing-dynasty porcelain - $41.5 million - at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong.8 May 2002 - 12:00am
THERE WAS A TIME when the name Swarovski was associated with small crystal figurines collected by elderly aunts and always marginally on the wrong side of cheesy. Today, Swarovski is associated with all that is glittering, expensive and glamorous.19 Sep 2001 - 12:00am