Australian sculptor Peter Kovacsy's large cast glass sculptures have a minimalist aesthetic and are made using techniques pioneered by artists in the Czech Republic. Peter draws inspiration for his work from observations concerning the phenomena of light on Australian landscape and the forest surrounding his studio in Pemberton, Western Australia.
Peter Kovacsy opened his studio in 1989 in Pemberton, Western Australia and at the time, primarily working with wood. His first encounter with international contemporary glass was in 1992 when he visited Design Visions, the Australian International Craft Triennial, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Peter was most impressed by the cast glass sculptures of Czech artists Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, American Howard Ben Tre, and Swede Bertil Vallien. Their use of glass as a sculptural medium was unlike anything he had seen before.
Peter’s first experience with kiln-cast glass was in 1996 when a sculpture he designed on commission was made in cast glass, at Perth-based HiGlass. Peter started experimenting with glass fusing then casting and transferred his creative focus from wood to kiln-cast glass. In 2003, a local liturgical commission for fused glass window panels provided Peter with the funds to set up a studio in which to cast glass. Today he operates the only privately-owned kiln in Western Australia capable of producing 250kg large scale cast glass sculpture.
The Peter Kovacsy Studio
Lot 10 Jamieson St.
Phone: 0011 61 8 9776 1265
Email Peter at: email@example.com
The gallery at Peter's Studio is generally open for public viewing from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. It is advised that you call before you visit to confirm the Studio will be open on the day.