Artist's Intro

Clare Belfrage

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“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.

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.

She has maintained a vibrant practice for over twenty-five years. She has been an active part of artists’ communities particularly in Adelaide and Canberra, including the glass based studio Blue Pony, of which she is a founding member, the JamFactory Glass Studio in Adelaide and, Canberra Glassworks where she played the pivotal role of Creative Director from 2009 to 2013. 

Clare has had a long involvement in education and has lectured in the glass programmes at the University of South Australia, SA, and Ohio State University, USA and Curtin University, WA. She has also taught numerous workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States.