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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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The goblet arrived home last week. I have seen these around for years but had never been able to get one "at the right price".... until last Wednesday. As such it is an example of the work of a respected studio-glass artist. Heaney is Canadian born but has been in Australia since 1967 when he arrived here on a surf trip. "He soon discovered the beautiful surf town of Byron Bay in northern New South Wales. With fantastic surf breaks, pristine rainforest, and one of the most sustained counter-culture communities in Australia, Colin soon settled in the area, embracing the Byron way of life.

Colin experimented artistically with an array of varying dimensional forms, including wax metals, stone and many found objects. He then launched into glass design, virtually teaching himself to blow and manipulate hot glass; his instantaneous spirit evident in all of his pieces."
http://www.destinationsmag.com.au/News-&-Reviews/Dec-2011/Colin-Heaney.html

His first commission in 1983, to make imaginative wine glasses for a Brisbane restaurant, "The Cat's Tango", in St. Lucia and that theme has continued in other commissions from restaurateurs who admire Heaney's style including, in 1991, Michel Roux's Waterside Inn at Bray, outside London. His exhibition at the Australian Craftworks Gallery in Sydney, in 1993, featured a large collection of individually created glasses that were 'really fun to make'. I think this glass may well have come from that exhibition.

Heaney's work is held by private collectors all over the world and is featured in many public collections around Australia and overseas in Spain (a result of being exhibited at World Expo in Seville, in 1992) and Denmark. in 1993 he had shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Florida.

This goblet is unusual for the double balls that have been inserted into the stem.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks, belin68!
  2. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Very!... very!...nice!...:-)
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    It is a beautiful goblet!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky, austro and marty! Too!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Wow, this is pretty. I love the back story too, interesting. Is he still producing pieces?
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Amber! Yes he is still at it and doing amazing pieces! He is a very successful artist here in Oz:
    http://www.colinheaney.com/shop/

  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Mark112!
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Beautiful. I had never heard of him! Are you going to search for another, so you'll have a pair for use, or is this for display only?
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Budek and miKKoChristmas11 too! I'll try and get more if I can. I am trying to pick up examples of early Australian studio glass. The other day I saw a fabulous vase of his in Manly that reminded one of a beautiful Coral Grouper from the Barrier Reef:
    http://www.oceanwideimages.com/Large-Image.asp?pID=14083&cID=267&rp=categories%2Easp%3FcID%3D267%26p%3D1
    Unfortunately "Champagne tastes on a beer allowance"!
  10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Best wishes for success in your quest to assemble a collection of early Australian studio glass! Can't wait to see more. Beautiful.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko!
    I have a vase by Giles Bettison already on Collector's Weekly:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/45330-giles-bettison--april-1995?in=user

    a Ben Edols bottle:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/45898-ben-edols-zanfirico-bottle-2009?in=user

    a Nick Mount vase:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/54552-nick-mount-budgeree-vase-1986?in=user

    There are a few more to come.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thank Amy!How are you?
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks again, love the flag flying!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman, AmphoraPottery and Marc112!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks guyfrmatl!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Slave-to-glass!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Marc!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks sarahoff!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mikie!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks hedgewalker, musikchoo and Geno too!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    stunning goblet Kevin!!!!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    Your very welcome Kevin:)
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks ALDO78!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks COLORI!
  29. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 months ago
    Omgosh so gorgeous
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks LOUMANAL!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks for the love MSLJr.!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks SMIATA!
  34. antiquerose antiquerose, 17 days ago
    Wow -- I love the Blue Color!! Drool !!!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 17 days ago
    Many thanks MOON ;n ANTIQUEROSE!

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