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Klaus Moje Passes Away

Klaus Moje, who was considered a giant in the world glass art scene and the "grandfather" of Australian studio glass, has died at the age of 79 after a few months of ill health. He founded the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art. There, he created a workshop program focused on fusing and coldworking techniques, rather than just glassblowing.

Born in Germany in 1936 to a family of glass workers, Klaus studied glass art Rheinbach and Hadamr, and began his artistic career creating carved and polished glass sculptures, before discovering fused glass techniques that would come to define his work.

His works are held in hundreds of private collections, and in more than 60 public collections both in Australia and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Click here to read more about Klaus' life and career in the Sydney Morning Herald .

| Posted 16 Sep 24

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