Murrine – where coloured glass canes are cut and laid on their sides to expose their cross-section.
This work draws on Peter's European training and is part of a conversation with numerous other makers around the globe using murrine as part of their creative practice.
Peter’s works are differentiated by their sheer mass and a palette of colours created through the chemical interactivity of different families of coloured glass giving rich and sometimes unpredictable hues.
Extensive coldworking to the piece creates a totally uninterrupted view to the interior structure of the pattern.
The Murrine works formed the core of a solo exhibition at Glas Galerie Broft in The Netherlands in 2010 and are an ongoing project.
".....oops, ha-ha.... fuck, I think this is gonna get to be a heavy one.’’