sabbia gallery

Australian Studio Glass & Ceramics

Main Gallery   3 - 27 September 2014

Point of View

Sabbia Gallery is delighted to present this new body of work from South Australian glass artist, Clare Belfrage.

Inspired by experiences in the natural world for many years now, Clare Belfrage has forged an international reputation for her distinguished work with detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms.

As an artist, my point of view is often looking from close up. The big feeling that small gives me is intimate and powerful. The industry in nature, its rhythm and energy, dramatic and delicate still holds my fascination as does the language and processes of glass.

Clare’s practice has spanned over twenty five years during which time she has exhibited throughout Australia and in North America, Hong Kong, Europe and New Zealand. She has twice been awarded the prestigious Tom Malone Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2005 and 2011.

Clare has recently returned to Adelaide after five years as the Creative Director of Canberra Glassworks, where she is building a home based studio with her partner Tim Edwards.