Member Profile profile for Jeffrey Hamilton

Jeffrey Hamilton
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Artists Statement: 
My primary artistic pursuit is stained glass, mainly commissioned work for either residential or ecclesiastic spaces. Commissioned works are a response to a brief, with a client, a budget and a building; they push you in new directions. I get great satisfaction producing artworks that function as an architectural component, modulating the ambience of an interior and providing a building with soul. It’s as much about the quality of light penetrating a building, and the vision of the outside, as it is about the graphic design of the work. However I have always maintained an exhibiting profile, producing stained glass artworks that are independent of a building, and more recently three-dimensional painted & fired, blown vessels. But apart from my professional glass practice I relish the sheer joy of drawing; the interaction of various media on paper, especially heavy gauge watercolour paper. The expressive tonal and textural variety possible with charcoal, graphite and pastel appeals enormously.
Artists Biography: 
Graduated with Credit, Interior Design Diploma, National Art School, Randwick TAFE 1975 Staff Artist, Taronga Zoo 1975-78 Assistant designer/cutter/painter at The Studio of Stephen Moor, Strathfield 1979-81 Est. Hamilton Design 1981; Hamilton Design Glass Gallery, Lane Cove 1982-96 Continuing in private practice as Hamilton Design Glass, Pyrmont then Surry Hills
Artists Website: 
www.stainedglass.com.au
Area of Interest: 
Architectural/Stained Glass