Born in Melbourne and based in Adelaide, glass artist Clare Belfrage has maintained a distinguished practice for over 25 years. Her detailed and complex glass drawings on blown glass forms reflect the high-level skill and master of her craft that makes her one of the country’s most renowned designer-makers. Inspired by nature and its various rhythms and energies, Belfrage’s exquisite sculptural objects express her fine attention to detail and belief in always appreciating the small things in life. Belfrage has received several prestigious awards including the inaugural JamFactory FUSE Glass Prize in 2016 and the Tom Malone Glass Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2005 and 2011. She has held a number of influential industry roles, including Creative Director of Canberra Glassworks from 2009 to 2013 and was co-founder of the Adelaide glass-based studio Blue Pony. Her involvement in the education sector has seen her teach at universities in both Australia and the US and she has taught workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, the US and Japan. Belfrage continues to exhibit extensively and is represented in a number of major public collections throughout Australia, the US and Europe. View Clare Belfrage's CV here.