Member Profile

Thomas Pearson
Member Artwork: 
Artists Statement: 
My current work engages with concepts of Australian identity and discovery; Australian geography, flora, and fauna, are used as a lens to examine ideas of lifecycle, time, and death. My work begins with exploring bodily forms in the hot-shop: skulls, sunken carcasses, and mountain ranges. The physical nature of blown and sculptural glass is very responsive to the makers hand. The work is then textured and surfaced using cold cutting techniques. These two ways of working, as additive and subtractive processes, reference the changing identity, the movement and erosion of the land
Artists Biography: 
I am an emerging glass artist with a portfolio including hot blown and sculpted glasswork. After completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University in 2015, I have gone on to work as an associate glassblower at JamFactory, Adelaide. My art and design work has been featured in the National Emerging Art Glass Prize, 2016, the ANU Graduate Exhibition, 2015, the Random Gallery, 2015, and the Canberra Design Week, 2014.
Artists Website: 
http://www.thomaspearsonglass.com/
State: 
SA