VALE KLAUS MOJE

Image courtesy the artist's estate

Image courtesy the artist's estate

 

29 September 2016

Craft would like to honour Artist Klaus Moje, who has died at the age of 79 after a few months of ill health. Known as the father of Australian glass art, the German-born artist created his own aesthetic language which continues to influence Australian artists. Klaus was also the founder of Australian National University Glass Workshop in Canberra and pioneered a fused glass technique using specially developed glass rods.

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.

We join with those in the community in acknowledging this great loss and pass on our condolences to his family.