Ian Mowbray
born Australia 1955
My family souvenirs 2012 (detail)
glass, water
(1-10) 18.5 x 9.0 cm diameter (each)
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© Ian Mowbray

Ian Mowbray

Ian Mowbray has been working with glass for over thirty years. Entirely self-taught, he began working with leadlighting in Canberra in the 1970s before moving to Adelaide to work in the Jam Factory’s glass studio. In 1981 Mowbray established his own studio in the Jam Factory and two years later began experimenting with the kiln formed glass technique that he has worked with ever since. Mowbray established two subsequent studios in Adelaide – Studio I, in 1987, and Moto Glass studio, in 1989 – before moving to Melbourne in 2002, where he set up the World Glass studio.

Mowbray has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions, including the recent solo exhibitions Glass miniatures, Workshop Bilk, Canberra, 2008, Dead Country, 2008, and Fear of Loathing, 2009, both at Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne. In 2012 his work is toured Australia in the group show Tour de Force: In Case of Emergency Break Glass, organised by the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Mowbray is represented in a number of Australian state galleries and international collections. He has also undertaken public and private commissions, including the glass foyer of the Australian Customs Service building, Adelaide, and the eastern wall glass fins of the Adelaide Magistrates Court.