Featured Artist

 

Chris Arnold is a world-renowned glass artist currently working out of his studio in Asheville, NC. Chris was born in 1969 in Heidelberg, Germany, but spent his childhood years growing up in the small German village of Gemmingen, surrounded by farmland. In 1983 he moved to Australia with his family and settled in Melbourne. All his life he was surrounded by glass and craft/art, his father was a consummate scientific glassblower and his mother an adept of many different craft disciplines, such as German folk painting, watercolor painting, bookbinding and paper construction being just some of the multitude of her talents. In 1991 he began to study the discipline of scientific instrument making in glass with his father and after gaining a solid grounding, he departed from the scientific glass field into more artistic endeavors two and a half years later. In 1997 he began tertiary studies at Monash University and concluded them in 2002 at RMIT. Since then he has produced a plethora of work for exhibitions, galleries, and commissions, nationally and internationally. Many of his works are a reflection of his deep fascination with ancient history, science, and his studies in Archaeology. He also teaches master classes in flamework around the globe.

 

Check Chris out on Instagram- @aussieglassblower

 

 

Exhibitions :

2002 Masters Exhibition, RMIT, Melbourne VIC 2002 Ranamok, Sydney NSW 2003 Nine Glass Steps, Steps Gallery, Carlton VIC 2003 Glass on Flame at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2004 Nine Glass Steps, Steps Gallery, Carlton VIC 2004 Glass on Flame at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2004 SOFA, Chicago USA 2004 Grooves in Glass, Glass Artist’s Gallery, Sydney NSW 2005 Science Fiction, Kick Gallery, Northcote VIC 2005 Ranamok, Canberra ACT 2005 Gas @ Ausglass Demonstrator, Collaboration with Mark Eliott, Adelaide SA 2005 Glass on Flame at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2005 SOFA, Chicago USA 2006 Encore, Glass Artist’s Gallery, Sydney NSW 2006 Ranamok, Canberra ACT 2006 Glass on Flame at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2006 SOFA, Chicago USA 2007 Encore, Glass Artist’s Gallery, Sydney NSW 2007 Johnathon’s Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2007 Ranamok, Canberra ACT 2007 Glass on Flame at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2007 SOFA, Chicago USA 2007 Beach Combers, featured artist, Studio at Flinders, VIC 2007 Beast Gallery, Sorrento, VIC 2008 Flame on Glass at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2009 Encore, Glass Artist’s Gallery, Sydney NSW 2009 Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass Canberra 2009 Flame On Kirra, Melbourne 2009 Kobe Flameworking Museum, Japan 2009 SOFA, Chicago, USA 2010 Winter Lights at Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC 2010 Ranamok, Canberra ACT 2010 Flame on, Kirra Gallery Melbourne 2011 Flame On Invitational- Sydney 2011 Flame On- Kirra Gallery 2011 Winter Lights- Kirra Gallery 2011 2011 Cam Festivale ,Turkey 2011 Glass Furnace, Istanbul 2011 Objectify- Glass Artists Gallery Sydney 2012 Glass Festival Drysdale 2012 Flame On- Kirra Gallery 2013 Flame On- Kirra Gallery 2014 Flame On- Kirra GalleryKirra Flame on , Melbourne 2015 2014 Collectors Special Exhibition Melbourne 2015 Cam Festivali, Denizli, Turkey 2016 Membership Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Public Demonstration Glass and Metal Day