Nick Mount

Nick Mount

Nick Mount has been one of the leading figures in the Australian studio glass movement since the early 1970's. Over the subsequent decades, as both teacher and practitioner, he has made a significant contribution to the development of glass as an artistic medium in this country. Mount’s work is represented in major private and public collections including state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia. He also exhibits regularly in Europe, the United States and Japan.

Like many artists working in hot glass, Mount draws from Venetian traditions. He was introduced to these by the American glass artist, Richard Marquis, who had worked at the renowned Venini factory in Murano in 1969, and came to Australia in the early 70's to demonstrate glassblowing. Employed to assist Marquis, Mount was immediately fascinated by the unknowable nature of glass and challenged by the degree of skill required to work with it. Further inspired by subsequent studies in glass in the USA and a visit of his own to Murano, Mount launched into a creative exploration of glass that continues to reach new levels of technical and artistic achievement.

still life by Nick Mount

Still Life with Cone Fruit,
Can and Olive

#SB0210112
13.5 x 28.5 x 7.5 inches

purple strange fruit by Nick Mount

Purple Strange Fruit
in a Still Life

#030312
22 x 30 x 7.5 inches

bosc and gage by Nick Mount

A Still Life of Bosc and Gage

#020212
21 x 27.5 x 7 inches

scent bottle by Nick Mount

Scent Bottle

#050108
33 x 43 x 6.5 inches

scent bottles by Nick Mount

Scent Bottles

Left to Right:
Scent Bottle #081015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
25 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Scent Bottle #041015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
24 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

Scent Bottle #051015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
27.5 x 5 x 5 inches

scent bottles by Nick Mount

Scent Bottles

Left to Right:
Scent Bottle #061015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
23.5 x 7 x 7 inches

Scent Bottle #031015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
25.5 x 6 x 5 inches

Scent Bottle #071015
Blown glass, cane, assembled
23.5 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Golden Olive on Corten Platform

Blown glass, Corten base
10"h x 20"w x 6"d

Scent Bottle 080909

Blown glass
36”h x 5”w x 5”d

Reclining Bob, Red

#SB150709
Blown glass, murrini, carved
3”h x 13”w x 3”d

Reclining Bob, Gray

#SB140709
Blown glass, murrini, carved
3.5”h x 16.5”w x 3.5”d

Scent Bottle (left)

#060910
Blown glass, granulare murrini
23”h x 6”w x 6”d

Scent Bottle (right)

#070910
Blown glass, granulare murrini
22”h x 7”w x 7”d

Still Life with Sugar Plum

#0607112
Blown glass, granulare murrini, enamel, pencil, olive wood, maple base
19”h x 27”w x 7.5”d