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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    And now for something different!

    A first for me at least : South African Studio Glass!

    Found this 12" bowl down at Surrey Hills this morning here in Sydney Australia.

    At first I though it must have been a piece of Australian studio glass. But at home I was able to make out a signature and date: Shirley Cloete - 88.

    Glass travels and travels far!

    Shirley Cloete
    (19.01.1921 - 03.11.2010)

    Shirley began her career as a glass artist only in her early forties but became the foremosy and for many years the only exponent in this field in South Africa.

    She was born on the farm Glendower outside Johannesburg to Colin Bain Marais farmer and member of the South Africa Parliament and his wife Dinky. Dinky was the daughter of Sir Thomas Cullinan owner of the Premier mine outside Pretoria where the Cullinan diamond, the largest stone ever found was discovered.

    In 1944 she married Sandy Bairnsfarther Cloete owner of the historic wine farm Alphen in the Constantia Valley. Until their divorce in 1961 she was mother and wife, a society hostess ...... but she joined the Black Sash, using this platform to protest against the injustices of apartheid.

    She attended the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in Cape Town and studied design under Mary Hillhouse. She headed off to London in 1974 and was taught by Annette Meech in the technique of hand blown glass at the Glass House, Covent Garden, London.

    Her mother had bought the farm Morgenster outside Cape Town at Somerset West. On returning to Somerset West she set up her own furnace, annealing oven and equipment. She has had many exhibitions since then in South Africa, three in London and one in Munich. She was a member of the British Artists in Glass and the Glass Art Society in America.

    She had a cottage at Danger Point and dived there.

    Shirley has pieces of her glass in the Dusseldorf Museum, Germany, Broadfield Glass Museum, England and the Talana Glass Museum, Dundee, South Africa.

    She pioneered the Studio glass movement in South Africa.

    Shirley sold the Morgenster Farm and vineyards in 1992 but continued to live there until her death there in 2010, creating in her chosen medium of glass in an extended studio which had once been the coach house.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks WEIRDPUCKETT, AGHCOLLECT 'n WALKSOFTLY too !
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      Many thanks PATSEA !!!!!!!!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO42 !!!!!!!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It does have an Aussie glass studio look doesn't it! A bit Stephen Morris?
      Fantastic find.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SMIATA 'n KAREN too !!!!!

      Just liked the blue!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FLEDERMAUS 'n CINDB !!!!!!
    7. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Very beautiful
      Love the blue also :)




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      Many thanks MELANIEJ !!!!!!!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      STUNNING!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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      Many thanks to SEAN, GARY, JEWELS, MANIKIN, KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS, JEARVE, GARGOYLECOLLECTOR 'n PHIL too !!!!!!!

      SEASON's GREETINGS TO Y'ALL !!!!!!!!
    11. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Beautiful color:)
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE !!!!
    15. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Very "Wispy" wouldn't you agree! Very nice Artist Glass piece. RER(BOB)
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ROB 'n COLLECTIBLES UNLIMITED too !!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Very WISPY !!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TONY 'n LUNDY too !!!!!!!!
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Merry X Mass Kevin and all your love ones ....

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      SEASON'S GREETINGS !!!!!!!
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      Many thanks GARY !!!!!!
    22. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      vetraio50
      Merry Christmas to you as well and all your family member and an Happy new year
      \Regards

      Alan
    23. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas vet !!!
    24. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas Kevin! This is a lovely soft blue sky item.
    25. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      Happy Christmas, Kevin. Thanks for all the info and your posts this year.
      Ian
    26. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas and a Happy, Plentiful of Love, New Year Kevin! Robert
    27. Radegunder Radegunder, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New to you and your Family vetrai50!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB, RADEGRUNDER, LOUMANAL, PHIL. IAN B, VALENTINO, HEDGE 'N ALAN too !!!!!!
    29. smiata smiata, 6 years ago
      May the wonders of Christmas and the happiness of the season be with you.
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      MANY THANKS SMIATA !!!!!!
    31. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Merci Vetraio, joyeuses fêtes au soleil in the summer of down under ;-)
      All the best wishes for you and your beloved ones!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!
    33. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      I love glass & crystal & this is a beauty well done. I recently bought myself a hand painted Webb vase which I know nothing about will have to take a photo & show someone may be able to help me it's hand painted & covered in cloth I have never seen this type before. be well
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TOYMAN, PETEY 'n ZOWIE !!!!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
    35. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      this is very pretty. I just love it when you can see the different layers! It makes each piece so interesting!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      MANY THANKS SHARURPASSION

      HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
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      Many thanks ANNE LANDERS !!!
      A warm day today?
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      Many thanks GARY !!!!!
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      Many thanks POPS !!!!!
    41. artislove artislove, 6 years ago
      superrr new yearrr wonderrr,ps this is a primeur for me as well, thanks mate!!
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      I'm not sure it's going to be easy to find a second here!
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      Many thanks FANCIGIRL !!!!!!
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      Many thanks LOVEDECANTERS !!!!!!
    50. artislove artislove, 5 years ago
      super piece also like the name morgenster (morningstar) used to refer to people who live on the Streets in amsterdam picking the sellable items from the garbage during the night early morning...
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
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      Many thanks THOMAS & MALKEY !!.!.!!

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