Adelaide Stained Glass Studio: A Brighton in the Adelaide Coast region of South Australia
(Text and photos supplied by Sightseeing South Australia)
Be impressed by the state's best range of handblown infused glass at the Adelaide Stained Glass Studio at Brighton.
Leadlighting expert Chris Tune took over ownership of the 25-year-strong business during 2002 and has since expanded the studio into more of a gallery, specialising in commissioned stained glass and art displays from professional glassblowers Tim Shaw, Eamonn Vereker, Julie Pritchard and others.
Tim Shaw's carved pieces in particular are fascinating and beautiful. His glass bowls, radically carved and splashed with vivid colour, make completely unique gifts and Chris says people return again and again to add to their collections.
"No two pieces of Tim's work are the same," Chris said. "His work really is extraordinary."
After studying glassblowing in the UK and Amsterdam, Tim was asked to undertake his second MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Since leaving full-time education Tim has worked around the world teaching and demonstrating his unique talents.
"I love glass," Tim said. "Every day I am transfixed and riveted by the endless possibilities of glass . . . I adore the limitless range of colours and effects I can obtain within this material. Glass, like clouds can take any form."
Chris also stocks glass jewellery, hand-made by local Brighton artist Jo Anne Woolfe, and exclusive pieces featuring semi-precious stones by Sydney artist Deborah Emmett.
With so many artworks in the form of pots, bowls, paintings, sculptures and jewellery, there really is something for everyone, with prices ranging from $12 to $1,700 for an individual piece.
You can even sign up as Studio Club Member and receive a 5% saving on all purchases. As a member you will receive invitations to exhibition openings and be the first to hear of any upcoming sales or specials at the studio. Simply email Chris with your name, address and phone number and he will send you an Adelaide Stained Glass Studio club member card.
The Adelaide Stained Glass Studio is open from 10am to 2.30pm on Wednesdays and 10am to 4pm Thursdays to Sundays. Chris welcomes you to his studio and looks forward to helping you select that special gift or bring to life your own stained glass designs.
Adelaide Stained Glass Studio
73A Jetty Road
Brighton, South Australia, 5048
Phone: +61 (0)8 8298 7826