Richard Morrell
born England 1953 arrived Australia 1979
Perilous containment 2012
glass, stainless steel
26.0 x 31.0 cm diameter
Collection of the artist, Castlemaine
© Richard Morrell

Richard Morrell

Biography
Richard Morrell is a glass artist who, as he puts it, ‘seeks to question the obvious and make the obvious questionable’. Working from his studio in Castlemaine, Victoria, Morrell works predominantly with the technique of hot poured kiln casting and with a unique spin casting process that he has developed over several years. He began his career at the Stourbridge School of Art, England, where he graduated in 1979. The following year he migrated to Australia to run the Hot Glass Studies course at CIT, now Monash University, Melbourne. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he taught at many Melbourne institutions and from 1982 to 1988 was Artist in Residence at the Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne.

Morrell has exhibited in many exhibitions and design fairs around the world and his work is held in the collections of several Australian state galleries, including the National Glass Collection in Wagga Wagga, NSW. He is represented by Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, and Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney.