Christine Elston

  • Glass

I love creating art by cutting and fusing my beautiful glass and shape elegant pieces that capture light & colour, each piece tells a story and brings and brings beauty into everyday life.

Studio Details

41 Broadwater Blvd
Broadwater

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Universal access
  • Refreshments available

I began working with glass 19 years ago, after enjoying a successful 30 year career as a potter but after shoulder surgery I was taken in a totally different area working with glass has been a wonderful experience for me and I find great satisfaction in exploring Its endless possibilities. Sometimes I feel as though I'm transported to another dimension when working with glass and was drawn to the luminosity of the glass which I couldn't achieve with pottery.

My fused glass pieces are constantly evolving with the use of colour, design, a variety of techniques and materials. I use very high quality glass which sheets that are manufactured in USA and more recently in Mexico, I cut the glass and create the designs it is then fused in a glass firing kiln. Over the years I have participated in many courses and gained extensive knowledge from many talented Glass Artists and lecturers from USA, Europe & Australia. I create pieces that are not only beautiful but also technically sound. I'm passionate about my work and can't wait to see where this journey takes me next.

The inspiration for my work is derived from the magnificent colours around Australia and the wonderful scenic landscapes from the tropics to the deep red of the Kimberley and Uluru. I have always loved working with colour and the beautiful glass I use brings it to life, now that I am living in Busselton much of my work will be inspired by the lovely beaches & Southwest scenery and the possibilities are endless. My technique is to experiment & create something new each time, I don't like duplication and some of my work is quite ethereal which I often describe as painting with glass.
I use a variety of glass powders, frits etc also other elements such as gold silver & copper leaf which adds to the intrigue.

Art glass is a wonderful medium in the way it flows like molten lava when the desired temperature is reached and can be manipulated while in a very hot liquid state then cooled slowly to form beautiful pieces.