Michael Waysmith is a glass artist based in Whanganui. He produces intricate glass vases with striking colours and patterns, created using cane and murrine techniques. His pieces are reminiscent of stained glass windows or hard candy; with their alluring gem like colours sparking in the light.
Waysmith is intrigued by pattern and the distortion effects that can be achieved through the glass blowing process. As the artist describes, "The process of consciously composing complex and intricate tessellating patterns in two dimensions, before expanding these into a three dimensional blown form is breathtaking and exhilarating at the same time."
Waysmith is inspired by musical analogies, finding the colour spectrum to be like an octave, and individual colours like musical notes. The artist finds that when consciously arranged in a harmonious composition, beautiful music for the eyes can arise in glass via the interplay of light with pattern, colour and form.
Michael Waysmith exhibits his work is select galleries in New Zealand and USA. His work is held in private collections throughout Australasia, Europe and the USA.
Michael Waysmith Works Available At Black Door Gallery
Michael Waysmith produces intricate glass vases with striking colours and patterns, created using cane and murrine techniques.