Tuesday 21 April 2009

from little things big things grow

Have you seen our new enCOUNTER window display featuring work by Tasmanian artist Stuart Williams? It was just installed last week, so don't feel bad if you haven't.

The works on show are delicate glass pods of varying sizes and patterns. Constructed from blown glass and timber, the pods are remniscent of native seedpods which is indeed what inspired Stuart in the first place!

"[I am] fascinated with native seedpods; their form, their adaptability, the amazing ways in which they travel and the new growth that they bring. The pod lights featured in from little things big things grow combine new technologies with old traditions."

Stuart is another one of those terribly annoying makers who seem to excel at everything they lay their hands on. In addition to his glasswork, Stuart is also an accomplished woodworker and we have many of his delicate bowls and spoons in stock at COUNTER right now. But wait! There's more! Stuart also runs a catering business that specialises in food inspired by a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern palate.

Prices for the pods range from $800 to $1,400. Unfortunately the green spot pod light (pictured above, on the right) is not for sale. It's always the things that you want most isn't it!

But to get back on track, do have a peek at Stuart's exhibition. The enCOUNTER window is lit up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so there's no reason not to visit. The exhibition will be on until 3 May.

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