Talented Artists, Artistic Community, Lake Macquarie Open Studios Tour

Cherie Platen

Flameworker and Kiln - Glass Artist
106 Kilaben Rd
Kilaben Bay 2283

Artist Gallery

My inspiration is through my travels and here I seek out the craftsmen and “the works of old glass masters”. More and more I am drawn to the fine and fragile work found in Italy and Germany and the techniques employed to achieve these intensely beautiful gifts to the world through glass. After a class in Kiln Formed glass at a local studio I delved into Glassart. In 2016 I was fortunate to spend time with renowned Peter Minson, who introduced me to the world of Flamework.

I returned home to Lake Macquarie in NSW and set up my work area. In 2018 I was awarded the Glassmakers Medallion in Excellence at the Royal Easter Show, Selected and Exhibited at the Totem Arts Sculpture Trail, Newport, NSW. Also in 2018, I travelled to Lauscha (Germany) and Murano in Venice (Italy). It was here in Murano that I extended my Flameworking technique under the tuition of Glass Master Elena Rosso. 2019 I won a first in Flamework at the Royal Sydney Show. You will find me at my small Glass Studio on the shores of Lake Macquarie and here you can view my work and see a working studio. My works have been selected and are available at Finite Fine Art Gallery, Caves Beach, NSW.