JamFactory Icon 2018 Claire Belfrage

A Measure of Time

Event Type Exhibition/Show
Event Focus Arts
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price FREE
Dates 10/05/2019 to 13/07/2019
Location Signal Point Gallery
Goolwa Wharf Precinct SA 5214

JamFactory was pleased to announce leading South Australian glass blower Clare Belfrage as the JamFactory Icon for 2018. With a career spanning almost three decades, the multi award winning artist has forged an international reputation for her finely detailed glass sculptures that marry organic blown forms with intricate line work.

The characteristically fluid lines that are found throughout Belfrage’s work are part of a technical breakthrough involving the artist’s innovative use of fine glass rods known as ‘stringers’. In this process, Belfrage applies heavily stretched, thinned and lengthened stringers to her blown glass forms at an early stage in production.

Throughout her career, Belfrage has maintained vibrant studio practice and is known for her distinctive artworks in which complex patterns of fine glass lines trace her forms.

Inspired by the repetitious patterns found in nature and the woven lines of textiles, Belfrage is particularly drawn to the layered rhythms that mark growth, change and the passing of time in the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm