Hand-blown cobalt glass with amber accents, resembling imaginational traditional African dress with amber seashells accents. Measures 6inches high by 5inches in diameter.
Shirley Cloete has studied drawing and painting in London and Contemporary Design at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. Shirley was attracted by glass and in 1974 she began her studies with Annette Meech in techniques of hand-blown glass at the Glass House, Covent Garden, London.
On her returning to Somerset West she set up her own furnace, glass annealing oven and proper equipment. She exhibitied since then in South Africa, in London and in Munich. She was a member of the British Artists in Glass and the Glass Art Society in United States. Her inspiration came largely from Nature - abstract shapes of land, seascapes and environment. Shirley does regular dives off the coast at Danger Point and the sunlight through the water provides inspiration for many patterns in her glass.
Shirley exhibited pieces of her glass in the Dusseldorf Museum, Germany, Broadfield Glass Museum, England and the Talana Glass Museum, Dundee, South Africa. She pioneered the Studio glass movement in South Africa. Please, note that all prices of antiques we sell are approximate and negotiable, feel free to submit your best offers.
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