"Simplicity" fits well to describe my work: simplicity of subject, simplicity of form, simplicity of light which joins together the components of my artwork, creating an harmonious glass object. In my "Sunrise cube" I capture into the glass the instants in which the sun rises and sets on the beach of Fraser Island (QLD). The piece captures the appreciation of the delightful moments and experiences nature can offer us.
Magdalena Marciniak received a Master in Art from the University of Rzeszow (Poland), specializing in traditional graphic. Magdalena further specialized in art glass, receiving a Higher Diploma in Art Glass Production from the Metropolitan College Glasgow (UK). While practicing art glass design in the UK, Magdalena was awarded the Advanced Stained Glass Panel Productions award by Glasgow’s Trade House and the Pearson Prize award. Her work was published in Art News Scotland journal, Scottish Glass Society Newsletter and Scotland’s Glass, A Directory of Glass Businesses. In 2012 she moved to Brisbane, where she opened Glass Artistry, a studio specialised in creating bespoken glass pieces for private and commercial clients. She created glasses for UQ Business school, plates for the G20 delegates and the Queensland Resource Council Awards. She also undertook the restoration of heritage listed windows at Our lady of Victories Church in Bowen Hills assisted to the restoration of the heritage stained glass windows in churches in Milton and Woolloongabba, following the heavy storms that hit Brisbane in 2014. Recently she received the Storylines Art Bursary from the Ferny Grove Electorate, QLD. Magdalena currently exhibits her work at galleries in Queensland and New South Wales.
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