Tina Cooper

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"Exquisite", "Unique" and "Dramatic "are some of the adjectives used to describe Tina Cooper‘s glass sculptures. One of the leading figures in Australian Studio glass, she uses Nature - Earth, Fire, Water and Air - to create her art, reflecting her passionate relationship with the environment from which she sources her inspiration. more info on Tina

Each sculpture is precise in its execution. Ensuring the perfect piece requires Tina to "dance with fire" orchestrating five highly skilled artisans who work in unison to provide hot pieces of glass for her to create her magic. Every part of the process is critical. Each piece is individually hand-made from liquid currents of molten glass drawn from a 1200c furnace and then fused, layered and placed around a vessel.

The "Sea Life" and "Enchanted Forest" series are full of floral and aquatic allusions inspired from the Great Barrier Reef and the beaches and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. The "Outback" series is a highly expressive fusion of the textures and patterns of the flora and fauna of outback Australia. Many pieces have been made in collaboration with Indigenous Artists. Tina is constantly working with new ideas and Series for her artistic growth and upcoming Exhibitions.

Beyond her technical prowess of hot glass sculpture, it is Tina‘s ability to impart and leave with the observer her deeply felt responses to Mother Nature, Life, Love and Grief.

Tina‘s creations can be found around the world - in Europe, Japan and the USA. In Australia she is represented by the following Galleries - In Queensland - Tina Cooper Glass & Art Gallery, Eumundi. Sunshine Coast Hot Glass, Yandina.

Illume Creations, Montville. Australis Art Gallery, Kuranda. In New South Wales - Escape Gallery, Murwillumbah. Ulladulla Aboriginal Art Gallery,The Rocks, Sydney. Boondi at Bondi, Bondi Beach. In Victoria - Veronica George Gallery, Armadale. Red Desert Dreamings Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne.