A dazzling new glass art and gift store has opened in Mosman, just in time for Christmas.

You’ll find Australian Glass Art & Gifts tucked behind Café Mosman in the library walk on Military Road. The store showcases a carefully curated range of Australian-made glass objects, ranging from spectacular statement pieces to delicate gifts for family and friends.

Australian Glass Art & Gifts is the latest passion project for owner and collection curator Nathasha Chabelnik, who studied interior architecture and design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and the University for Creative Arts in the UK. 

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Eclipse Vase by Hoglund Glass Art Crimple Vase by Matt Curtis Tulip Vase by Peter Nilsson

“My interest in glass-making began after my husband Neville and I settled in Sydney a few years ago,” Nathasha explains. “We were blown away by the beauty of the stunning pieces and decided to open a store when a suitable place became available.”

The pair are proud to represent a form of art that has been around for at least 4,000 years and to showcase the works of more than 40 talented Australian artists.

“Using my skills as an interior architect, I designed the shop and arranged our displays in the most elegant solution nature offers – the colours of the rainbow…,” Nathasha says. “I am fascinated by the fact that every item is unique in colour, shape, texture, technique and character. Some are bold and magnificent. The others – fragile and elegant. But all are exquisite and made by the hands of Australian artists.”

Two big names on showcase include Northern Beaches’ very own Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, whose works are part of prestigious private and museum collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Kornig Museum of Glass (USA), Toyama Art Museum (Japan), and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra). Australian Glass Art & Gifts also spotlights emerging artists including Mosman’s Dylan McCracken and Cremorne Point’s Anna Fuglestad.

“We sell fine art objects, but unlike in art galleries, all items in our store are individually priced, so the customers feel more comfortable browsing,” Nathasha adds. “The rainbow colour display also makes it easier to make a selection.”

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Stream Decanters by Ben Edols

Collectors, interior architects and corporate buyers can admire and shop an exquisite collection of investment pieces, statement dishes, cast crystal or recycled glass sculptures, lights and vases. If you’re searching for a special gift, there are also beautiful vases, tableware, glass jewellery, wall art, perfume bottles and bowls, with complimentary gift wrapping available.

“Buying gifts for people who have everything can be a tricky business,” she says. “However, a one-of-a-kind wine decanter, a bespoke vase or a cute glass wombat can easily sort out one’s dilemma.”

The store also offers private inspections, negotiations on sale commissions and a bespoke service to clients who wish to realise individual commissions that draw on Nathasha’s in-house design expertise. 

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Orchids by Anna Fuglestad Ripple Bowl by Ben Edols Parfum Bottle by Pat Wong

On December 7, Australian Glass Art & Gifts will extend its hours for late-night Christmas shopping until 9pm. The store will also extend its hours in the lead-up to Christmas and keep its doors open from 9am-5pm across December 18-24. You can follow @australianglass_sydney on Instagram for the latest updates and collection previews.

 

Australian Glass Art & Gifts

Where: 601 Military Road, Mosman

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sun 10-4pm

Website: http://www.australian-glass.com.au/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/australianglass_sydney/ 

 

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