Saturday, 5 November 2011


Here's my newest piece, featuring Turtles - I've never made a Turtle mosaic before!
It's on a substrate of rendered foamboard with an aluminium frame, and measures 60cm by 30cm. Suitable for sheltered outdoor display.
The name of this piece is "Happy Together".
You afficionados of 60's music will get it - everyone else will have to do some research! 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Null Space

This piece - titled "Null Space" - leaves large spaces between some of the glass elements, creating the effect as the space between galaxies, or maybe a "black hole"?

You need a very stable substrate for this technique, or the large expanse of grout will tend to crack. I have used the "Marmox" board for this piece, as it has less tendency to warp than anything else that I'm aware of.

This detail illustrates the space between galaxies; you feel you want to stare into the void and lose yourself!
Of course I've used my trusty Ring Saw to cut the "galaxies".


I've been working on creating more 3D pieces, and this is the latest. It's a bit difficult to see in the photo (it's virtually impossible to properly capture glass art in a photo) but the bright fish is 3D.

This photo hopefully shows the 3D effect a bit better:

The shapes are cut from polyurethane foam (a hot - wire cutter is very handy here) and adhered to the substrate, covered with fibre glass mesh and render cement.

Then the design is applied as normal, although if there are any steep slopes you need to use a fast - setting adhesive or tile adhesive.
And, because the 3D fish is so inconspicuous, the piece is named...........


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Rainforest Series

I call this my Rainforest Series.
The little green frogs which we have in abundance here were my inspiration.

Of course, you don't see just frogs in the rainforest! This piece features a Wren and a Kookaburra as well as our little frog.

 There's so much to eat in the rainforest that some of those little green frogs get pretty fat!

And sometimes the Kookaburras eat the little green frogs!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Rain Series

This piece requires some very painstaking glass cutting!

The long wavy mirror strips are just one (very careful) cut, and the spirals are cut using the diamond - bladed ring saw.
White grout enhances the lacy look of the piece, and touches of pale mint add depth and interest to the colour.
The above piece was a commission and has been sold.

This is a mirror of similar design, but using black grout instead.

This piece is called "Golden Rain". More golden highlights than silver.

A different variety of highlights used between the mirror strips - and you can see my studio reflected in it!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Gold Leaf Butterflies

This lazy Susan features my new Gold leaf Butterflies. I make them using gold, silver or copper leaf on the back of reverse - painted  butterfly wings.
This piece is sold.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

More New Pieces!

It's been a while since the last post, but a lot has been happening! I've created some new pieces:

Firstly, "Ruby" was a commission made for a 40th. Anniversary present!

It's hard to see very well because a photo never conveys the life and vitality of the actual piece, but the different shades of red and gold glass contrast beautifully. They were very happy!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Ideas for Graduate Class

Well the Classes are going so well I've had to schedule an extra one for May!

I've also been thinking of topics for a "Graduate Class", for people who have done the basic Class and are itching for more!

Trouble is, there are so many  potential topics I can't decide! So if any of you Graduates have suggestions for a topic, please let me know - if I get enough of the same suggestion, I'll see about putting a class together.

Stay Happy!


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Another New Line

I'm currently working on a new design which will be able to be hung indoors/outdoors to catch the light.

It's a glass - on - glass technique which means the coloured mosaic glass is adhered to a piece of plain glass. There will be a hole drilled in it so a hook can pass through and be hung wherever you like!

Shapes will vary, but will generally be "organic" and it won't be larger than about 30cm high.

I'll be selling them through the Galleries (and possibly Etsy but they'll also be a good line to take to the Portside market.

Photos to come when ready!


Saturday, 23 April 2011

New Mirror Design

I'm currently working on a new design in the "Mirror Mirror" range. It's likely to be a one - off because I'm using small round mirrors which I've had for a while just waiting for the right inspiration!

Hope everyone's having a lovely Easter and remember chocolate is good for you and makes you lose weight!

I'm at Seaview Gallery tomorrow (25/04/2011) and will do some measuring so Mark can make some more plinths which we need to complete the renovation of the Gallery.

Cheers, Glenys.

Monday, 18 April 2011

First Blog Today

First Blog Today
A huge thanks to Les Fawkes from The Hinterland Grapevine, and also Maleny Paint Place, for setting up our website! He's been fantastic and I would highly recommend anyone wanting a website to contact him on

This is our first blog entry, and we'll try to keep it updated with news and photos from the wonderful world of Glenmark Glass Design!

Mark and I spent a couple of fun days last week participating in the renovation of Seaview Gallery at Moffat Beach. It had fresh paint, some cabinetry work and carpet for the first time. Now the Gallery looks like it belongs in the 21st. Century!

Several new and extremely talented artists have also joined, so have a look if you can (4 Seaview Terrace, Moffat Beach, Caloundra, Qld.). One of the new artists - Rich - has some amazing digitally-enhanced photos, and being the techhead guy that he is, he's in the process of making a website for Seaview. That'll be something to see!

On Sunday the 10th. April we did our first market stall at the Portside Boutique Markets in Hamilton, Brisbane. This was a great day - met some terrific people and even sold some stuff! We'll be back there on 22nd. May and we aim to go there once a month. Find out more about this very interesting market at