So you want my arts job: Glass Artist

With a diverse practice that involves helping high-profile artists realise their glass projects, Annette Blair shares her journey and looks to more emerging female talent in the sector.

While the reality TV show Blown Away may have popularised glass blowing and the ‘hotshop’ as a creative space for contemporary artists, glass has been around for centuries, moving between the realms of fine exhibition work and production.

Australia has its own strong glass tradition. ArtsHub speaks with Annette Blair, a glass artist based in the Canberra region who explores the potential of glassmaking from beautifully crafted objects to one-off exhibition pieces.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She recently acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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