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David Reade hand blown glass sculpture | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Blue Glacier Vase

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27.5 H x 33 W x 20 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass vase | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Blue Vase

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42 H x 30 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass cut platter | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Multi Colour Cut Platter

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7.5 H x 66.5 W x 31 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass perfume bottle | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Perfume Bottle

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15 H x 7 W x 6 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass perfume bottle

Perfume Bottle

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14 H x 8.5 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass perfume bottle | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Perfume Bottle

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16 H x 6.5 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass perfume bottle | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Perfume Bottle

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17.5 H x 9 W x 6.5 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass sculpture | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Blue Glacier Vase

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39 H x 22.5 W x 21.5 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass paperweight | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Paperweight

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9.5 H x 9.5 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass paperweight | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Paperweight

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10 H x 9.5 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass perfume bottle | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Perfume Bottle

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14 H x 12.5 Dia cm

David Reade hand blown glass cut platter | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Cut Platter

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11 H x 68.5 W x 20 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass cut platter | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Cut Platter

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11 H x 60 W x 21 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass sculpture | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Glazier Vase

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28.5 H x 28.5 W x 17 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass sculpture | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Glazier Vase

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34 H x 22 W x 21 D cm

David Reade hand blown glass sculpture | David Reade | Robertson Art Gallery

Glacier Vase

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26.5 H x 29 W x 19.5 D cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass

Blue Vase

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30.5 H x 31.5 W x 19.5 D cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass

Tall Abstract Vase with Chiseled Top

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58 H x 21 W x 21 D cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass

Wave Top Green-Yellow Bowl

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24.5 H x 28 Dia cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass

Blue Bowl

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10 H x 13.5 Dia cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass of a paperweight | Hennie Meyer | Robertson Art Gallery

Paperweight

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10 H x 10 Dia cm

David Reade Hand Blown Glass

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10 H x 10 Dia cm

1960: Born in Newport, Wales.

1977: Commenced working with glass under tuition of Michael Harris on the Isle of Wight. He learnt about aspects of design and methods of creating glass objects. He spent the next seven years mainly working for Harris but also for various smaller glass studios and with other glass artists in England and Europe to gain more experience.

1984: Visited South Africa on holiday and decided to make the Cape his home. He worked with Shirley Cloete for three months in her studio at Morgenster, Somerset West. In July 1984 David opened a studio in Cape Town with local glassblower Gary Thompson.

1986: Built a studio in South Africa in partnership with Dutch artist, Kea Verweij.

1987: David returned to Europe and spent most of the year working in Scandinavia where he had the opportunity of learning from Sweden’s top glassblowers and artists like Kristin Munter and Wilke Adolfson.

1988: Returned to South Africa.

Collections:

South African Cultural History Museum, Cape Town

Durban Art Museum

Pretoria Art Museum

Pietersburg Art Gallery

Gilbey’s Collection, South Africa

Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, England

Consol Glass Collection, South Africa

Portfolio Highlights:

Glass making

David makes his own glass using an English recipe. The colours are imported from Germany in the shape of rods. He uses free-blowing and casting techniques for the creation of unique sculptures and functional art glass. He applies colour during the final stage of the production process using various techniques such as fusing, where two coloured rods are separately heated and then joined together. Working with architects and art galleries around the world, David’s designs are clean and classical and have a simplicity of colour and form. His glass sculptures are inspired by the mountainous environment he lives in, the seas around the Cape coast, and the deserts of Namibia.
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