Greg Ash Glass Artist

Greg was born and educated in Perth, Western Australia. His teaching qualifications from Edith Cowan University included an emphasis in art teaching. He studied fabrics and textiles, printmaking and silk-screening before discovering glass.

Greg learnt to do leadlight glass at TAFE in the late 1980′s and soon had finished leadlighting his Mt Lawley House.

After reading glass books he attended a course in 2002 with Marc Grunseit, one of Australia’s leading innovative glass artists. This led to other courses in fusing and slumping studying with Marc Leib. In 2005, he studied with Simon Butler, David Murray and Emma Camden in kiln casting at the Jam Factory in Adelaide. In 2006, Greg did workshops with Katherine Newell in constructing pictures using powders and bead making with Robin Foster and Pauline Delaney. In 2007, he studied casting with Shar Moorman in Buderim, Queensland and participated in a bevelling workshop with Kent Lauer. In 2008, Greg participated and trained with Silvia Levenson in casting and also with Steven Kliens strip work.

Greg is now one of the state representatives for Ausglass.

He has a range of Jewellery, mostly dichroic glass, pendants, drop and stud earrings, bracelets and rings. Most of these are encased with silver. Works also include architectural works for bathrooms, kitchens etc with mirror surrounds, glass doors and fused windows. Bowls, platters and basically anything that can be fused or slumped, he will have a go at. Sculpture, either solely glass or with metal is also an addition.

Greg’s piece, “Hammersley Gorge” was featured on the ABC Collectors program in episode 21, as part of the Ausglass National exhibition held in Hobart 2009.

Glass Education:
1989 Lead-lighting course TAFE
2003 Mark Grunseit –Advanced Fusing and Slumping (Vitrigraph)
Marc Leib Fusing
2004 Pauline Delaney- Beadmaking
2005 Emma Camden, Simon Butler, David Murray – casting
2006 Katharine Newell- Powder pictures
Robyn Foster- Colour matching beadmaking
2007 Shar Moorman- Casting, Kent Lauer Bevelling
2008 Silvia Levenson- Casting, Steven Klein Strip Work kiln casting
2009 Merinda Young, Mandy Renard- Painting on glass
Bernie Stonor- Borosilicate flameworking
2010 Narcissus Quagliata- Painting With Light

Glass Conferences:

2005 GAS/Ausglass in Adelaide, South Australia
2007 Ausglass Conference at Canberra Glassworks, ACT
2008 Ausglass Conference in Hobart, Tasmania
2009 GAS in Corning, New York and BeCon (Casting) in Portland