Kerry Strauss is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Kerry Strauss

I am a glass artist, I finished my Bachelor of Fine Arts in (Sculpture) at RMIT in 2003, during my degree I did an elective of Warm glass at the Meat market, and fell in love with the medium. I set up a kiln at home after finishing my degree, and have since worked in a hot glass studio for 2 years where I had access to their equipment and met many practicing glass artists. Eighteen months ago I set up my own kiln at my home studio, and have just left work to set up my business Luminous Glass Studio. Now I can devote myself full time to making and teaching my passion

My sculpture practice, is inspired by observing the transformation of vegetation and discarded objects due their exposure to heat, and water at a Salt lake in the Mallee. Currently I am exploring the transformation by the heat of the kiln of discarded glass objects, I find old bowls and bottles and heat them until I observe the melting point is reached, then switch off the kiln. The alchemy of heat and time transforms each of them into the unwanted and discarded into wonderful objects as the glass’s movement is captured in time.

I make kiln formed fused and painted bowls and platters, as well as jewelry, which I sell at TaraWarra Museum of Modern Art, Eagles Nest Gallery, & Arbor Jewels

I am also conducting small classes from my home studio in East Brunswick. These are small classes of one to three students where they learn basic kiln forming, and can continue on to explore one of the many facets of glass such as fusing, slumping and casting.

Exhibitions
2011 Elecentricty Upstairs at the Napier
2010 Off Tap Uptstairs at the Napier group show
2010 Steel, paint & Glass Oxide Gallery Geelong group show
2009 800 Degree C Upstairs at the Napier Fitzroy solo show
2007 Gathering Place Philip Stokes Studio Glass Abbotsford group show
2006 Luminousity Einsenberg Gallery Brunswick East solo show
2001 Triptych Polly Courtin Gallery Melbourne group show

Websites
Facebook www.facebook.com/Luminous Glass Studio
Flickr www.flickr.com Lumiousglass
ABC Artpost www.abc.net.au/artpost search for LuminousGlass
Website www.Luminousglassstudio.com.au