Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Artist News: Sallie Portnoy

For those of you in New South Wales, now is your opportunity to work with Glass Artist Sallie Portnoy! Details at the bottom of this post.

For those of you in Melbourne, Sallie’s work is currently on display in Artman Gallery’s Director’s Choice showcase.

Sallie Portnoy has worked in glass and ceramics for more than 20 years. She has taught children, teens and adults glass fusing, slumping, casting, mould making, mosaic, and ceramics. Sallie exhibits nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards and commissions for public art. She has taught many workshops around Australia & at The Glass Furnace in Turkey, the Corning Museum of Glass & Urban Glass in New York. She has been teaching workshops from her studio since 1987 and is currently represented at Artman Gallery, Melbourne.

Much of her imagery is based on mythology and inspired by mystical stories and abstract thought. The figure in her glass pieces has been used as a universal symbol of the vessel and the soul, and is a symbiosis of the female form and the artistic investigation of positive and negative space.

GLASS CASTING with Sallie Portnoy

This is a unique opportunity to study with the artist in her studio by the sea. Take home a wealth of knowledge as well as some new cast sculptures & have a great weekend getting the creative juices flowing. This 2 day workshop will take students on an intensive journey into the creative possibilities of kiln cast glass. The instructor will demystify the casting process by teaching how to model & form positives in clay & polyurethane to make simple open moulds. The use of Gel-Flex rubber will also be demonstrated. This course will cater to all levels of ability.


12 & 13th / 5

25 & 26/ 09

2 & 3/ 2/13

***Dates subject to change depending on enrolment
Deposit of $200 required for enrolment 2 weeks prior to workshops.
Workshop will be 2 days of 6-7 hours each from 10-4
Fee is $395
For further information please phone or email:
Sallie Portnoy  ph 02 99386395/0418279518