Brian Hirst


The use of 23 ct. gold, silver and copper foils rolled into the layers of hot glass emphasise the “surfaces” and the dynamic new shape of the latest sculptural vessels. Up to twelve layers of glass and foils are combined in the traditional blown glass method to make each individually signed and numbered piece.
The Unika Series with its strong vermilion and orange internal colours further develop the recent successful Astral Series first exhibited at the Veronica George Gallery.

The central motif has landscape references drawn onto the surface with foils and coloured glass canes. The Unika Series is a combination of love of materials and interest in contemporary Asian design influences.

In 2007 the Crafts Council of Australia awarded Brian the title “Master of Craft” for over 30 years of significant work as a glass artist.


  • Crafts Council Australia’s Master of Craft, 2007

About Us

The Veronica George Gallery is located in Melbourne, Australia.

This website was constructed to serve as a showcase of the gallery's current art glass stock, hand made jewellery and forthcoming exhibitions. The gallery was opened in September 2001, and is located in the heart of Melbourne's arts and antiques precinct, at 1082 High Street Armadale.

The Veronica George Gallery has a wonderful collection of art glass and jewellery by well known Australian Artists. There is a range of one-of-a-kind Art Glass to Studio Glass and Collectable's. The city of Melbourne, with its cultural and artistic reputation, provides a wonderful home for the Veronica George Gallery. Prestigious Australian fashion retailers, cafes and restaurants surround the gallery.

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. We send worldwide, tax free and insured.


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