Artnet Global

Artwork for Collectors and Investors

~ artwork for collectors and investors ~

platipus-logo

Tina Cooper



ArtnetGlobal Statement

Exquisite", "Unique" and "Dramatic "are some of the adjectives used to describe Tina Cooper's glass sculptures. A leading figure in Australian Studio glass, Tina uses nature - earth, fire, water and air to create her art, reflecting her passionate relationship with the environment from which she sources her inspiration. Read on to learn more about this talented artist and follow the journey that has led Tina Cooper to be one of the leading glass artists in the world.

Beyond her technical prowess of hot glass sculpture, it is Tina's ability to impart and leave with the observer her deeply felt responses to Mother Nature, Life, Love and Grief. Tina Cooper creations are highly sought after and can be found in collections the world over.

The Story of Tina Cooper

I lived on a small island in the British Isles called Jersey where castles line the horizon and the romance of ages fills the air. My move to Australia gave me the freedom to find and explore my creative self. The unique Australian environment has been a major influence in my work, combined with romance and fantasy. I hope that you will sense and share the depth of love and feeling that I put into each creation.

My journey into the amazing world of glass blowing began when I met Mark Galton. Mark was an accomplished glass blower in his own right and he shared his knowledge with me over the years we were together. I began my apprenticeship in 1990 and have developed my skills in leaps and bounds since then.

In 1998 I was blessed to attend a workshop in New Zealand with William Morris who is a major inspiration to me. William would watch Dale Chihuly blowing and was eventually put on the team, worked as his Gaffer before launching out on his own. This is a story that mirrors my own personal journey. To me, this man is the best glass artist alive today. His work has motivated me to continually push the boundaries of my work.

Each sculpture I do is precise in its execution. Ensuring the perfect piece requires me to "dance with fire" orchestrating a number of highly skilled artisans who work in unison to provide hot pieces of glass for me to create my magic. Every part of the process is critical. Each piece is individually hand-made from liquid currents of molten glass drawn from a 1200c furnace and then fused, layered and placed around a vessel.

I hope you will sense and share the depth of love and feeling that I put into each creation."

  • Beautiful arrangement - some stunning works.

    Les & Lesley D from Houston, Texas
  • Congratulations on a beautiful display of great works.

    Elaine R from Kingscliff
More testimonials >