James McMurtrie's artworks are inspired by the Grampians mountains that surround his glass blowing studio.
Glass captures the world in a whole different light. Its fluidity and availability to achieve instant results, reflects my desire to create beauty and interpret the world in which I live. Surrounded by a 400 million old mountain range is a great source of inspiration for me with its ever changing landscape, colours and moods.
James creates and supplies art glass to a wide variety of respected galleries and collectors throughout the world.
With 25 years of experience using traditional techniques and tools, James skilfully creates high quality functional and sculptural glass.
James’ production range includes bowls, vases, plates and bottles, these are made with function in mind while using contemporary colour and design that can complement any interior space.
Another aspect of James’ work is of a sculptural nature, including large scale totem poles, incorporating local sandstone and cold worked glass, suitable for indoors or in a garden setting (or out).