"My work is composed primarily of blown glass forms, some of which are cut, polished and laminated together in seemingly random fabrications.
I enjoy working within the restrictions imposed through the pursuit of excellence in traditional furnace working of glass but also take pleasure from the excitement of selecting unrelated blown forms and joining them to create improbable compositions.
The "Scent Bottles" are part of an evolving series of pieces I have been working on for the past three years. They refer in form and scale to the tradition of creating large, highly decorated glass vessels used for display purposes in apothecaries and perfumeries.
Most of the blowing and colouring techniques I use in my work are rooted in the traditions of Venetian glass working." - Nick Mount
Since working amongst the pioneers of hot glass in Australia in the early 1970s, Nick Mount has been one of that country's pre-eminent glass artists. His work combines virtuoso technique with a keen instinct for design. Nick has exhibited in Europe, South America, the United States and Japan and is recognised internationally for his exhibition work, commissions and teaching.
Nick Mount's skill and theatrics in the studio have ensured he is in demand as a teacher and demonstrator at contemporary glass centers of excellence around the world. He is a highly respected leader amongst his peers and has recently been appointed co-chair to the International Council of Pilchuck Glass School.
A South Australian glass artist, Mount's work has been exhibited throughout Australia and overseas since 1978 and is represented in all major Australian museum and public glass collections.
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