David Hobday presents Kiln Fired Glass 18 July 2021, 1-3pm
Be My Keeper Studio No 4/39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove
David will take us on an informative journey with discussion and demonstration will share the discoveries he has made on his glass journey over the past 40+ years. Along the way David found great joy in the making of glass, finding much inspiration from the marine environment in which he worked in for 30 years.
About David Hobday Throughout my working life as a marine biologist, I also pursued a fascination for working with glass. It is no surprise therefore, that my work conveys an intimate knowledge of and inspiration from the marine environment. I started my glass journey with leadlighting in the 1970’s and have progressively experimented and developed to my glass today involving extensive use of kiln-formed or fused and slumped glass. My current work ranges from studio pieces including freestanding works, window panels and plates to larger scale sculptures and windows.
An ongoing theme of my work has been the wave. I am fascinated by the fact that the waves we see have often been conceived in waters far far away, spawned by wind, magnified by storms and transported many kilometres as ocean swell to rise up in one final stand, breaking in a last dis play of energy before landing on the shore. I aim to capture that final moment in time using the watery qualities of glass. My work also features the colourful underwater life of fish, seahorses, anemones, jellyfish, shells and many other sea creatures. More recently, I have created whimsical series of boats with exaggerated hulls inspired by the rise and fall of the tides.