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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (723 items)

    Two weeks ago I came back home along a regular route of op shops. I saw a familiar shape on the shelf and asked to "have a look at the little vase on the middle shelf, please?" It was a familiar, very familiar shape. I didn't need to find the signature. I knew what it was as soon as it was in my hands. I said that I would buy it and went searching in vain for another of them. You never know!!
    I hopped on the bus and got the vase out to check for the signature. Very indistinct, but it was there. I need a loupe to find it. The grind on the pontil was the same too: rough, quite distinctive.
    I had a pair of Nick Mount vases now, surely?
    A harlequin pair!
    When I got home it all fell into place.

    I have been trying to find early pieces of Australian studio glass.
    I especially like the form of this vase which is not huge at all.
    It stands only 13 cm ( 5.1 ins ) tall and is 9.5 cm ( 3.75 ins )across at the widest point. When it comes to the artist who made it size can be very large. Some of his perfume bottles, amazing surreal objects can be constructs ten times larger!

    I think this is his version of 'Schaumglas'.

    Nick Mount (b.1952) was among the first to become involved in studio glass blowing in Australia the mid-1970s. Quite by chance as a student in 1974 he was chosen to assist Richard Marquis on a tour of Australia in Victoria & Tasmania demonstrating blown glass sponsored by the Crafts Board of Australia and Crown Corning. I think this was called "Blow Glass Down Under". He later studied in the USA and in Europe and set up his own studio in 1978 in Victoria called Budgeree Glass. In 1984 he moved to South Australia where he and his wife were making hand-blown production glass, working with both employees and trainees. In 1985 he returned to the USA as Teaching Assistant at the Pilchuck School with Richard Marquis and Therman Statom, Washington State, USA.

    This vase was produced in 1986.

    "By the late 1980s Mount saw himself mainly as a manufacturer and wholesaler of production glass, and relocated his expanded to workshop to Port Adelaide. In all these studios he offered traineeships to others. When the financial backer for this business failed in 1991, Mount ran the glass workshop at the JamFactory Craft and Design centre from 1994-1997, while also establishing a studio from home. He left the JamFactory to concentrate fully on making commissions and exhibition pieces, blowing the components in the JamFactory's facilities and designing and assembling the pieces at home. During this time, Nick Mount taught in workshops and summer schools in Australia and overseas, worked with other 'masters' in this field like Paul Marioni and Lino Tagliopietra, advised on workshop development, and was president of the national glass association Ausglass, in 1987/88. He has exhibited in a number of prestigious exhibitions in Australia and overseas and was awarded the Bavarian State prize in 1996. In 1999 he received a two-year Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Board Fellowship grant, and was able to spend considerable time working with Marquis and others in the United States; teaching at the studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Red Deer in Alberta, the Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, and Kanazu, Japan; developing new work in Australia and preparing for a solo exhibition at Quadrivium gallery, Sydney and his first solo exhibition in the United States, in Seattle, in 2002."
    http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=348926

    In 2012 Craft Australia named Nick Mount a National Living Treasure!
    http://www.craftaustralia.org.au/livingtreasures/nickmount/biography

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thought I'd add this video of Nick Mount talking about his glass:
      http://nickmountglass.com.au/new-page-1/

      There will be a glass tour of his work in the USA over the next two years.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Sean B and to you too ks85!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I had another look. The green one? No idea!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks maryh1956.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Nice pick up, Sean.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mustangT and czechman, too!
    7. inky inky, 8 years ago
      fabulous!...:-)
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks toracat and to the Moirs too!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks slave to the G!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks nldionne!
    12. Justanovice Justanovice, 8 years ago
      To echo inky - both very beautiful!! - information very interesting, will now look at the video!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Justanovice, thank you and enjoy!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Phil and austro too!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin!
    16. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Having a snowstorm, kids excited, parents...not so much.
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Amber, stay warm and stay inside!
      Cuddle up closely to CW!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Mac63!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Cobber!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks toracat!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin and Misglass too!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks czechman!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks beyemvey!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    25. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 years ago
      nice write up .............
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Roycroftbooksfromme1!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Amber!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks marty!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks artislove!
    31. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your one very very lucky man!!! stunning:)
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    33. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin:)!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MSL!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks RACER4four!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ARTISTINSIDE!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN ANNE!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GEO !!!!!!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JEWELS !!!!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HUDDYHUDDY !!!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA & AURA too !!!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!! !!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!!! !!! !!!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !! !!! !!
    46. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 months ago
      Outstanding glass Kevin, thank you for sharing this amazing video of this great glass maker, Nick Mount.
      Alan
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Many thanks for those kind comments. I’m glad you were able to see him and his work.
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!.!!.!

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