Member Profile profile for Robert Gatt

Robert Gatt & Freya Marriott
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Artists Statement: 
In 1993 Robert and Freya established their Hot Glass Studio in Port Fairy enabling them to devote their energies to their Art. They became founding members of Whale Bone Gallery in 1996. “We love the immediacy of working with molten glass. Speed is essential and any hesitation will disrupt the rhythm and the glass will freeze. It’s a very exciting medium.” “Living in Port Fairy, we are always aware of the colour combinations of water and sand and how rapidly they change with the weather. We love to play with these colours and constantly experiment with new ways to apply them to glass. Enamelling on blown shapes, incorporating shards or delicately constructing tiny flowers embedded in beads are just a few of the ways we can interpret all the variations in nature.”
Artists Website: 
www.portfairyglass.com
Area of Interest: 
Hot Glass
Flameworking
State: 
VIC