In 2009 I was invited to be a part of a Canadian/Australian artist exchange.  Part 1 brought four Canadian artists from Canada to Canberra.  Each of us was hosted by an art centre in Canberra and I was lucky enough to be a guest at Canberra Glassworks. Ruth Allen a glass artist from Melbourne was my assistant as I am not a glass artist and needed an expert to facilitate my complex project.  Ruth was an excellent match and without her and Josh Rowell my project would not have happened.

To follow the story of how Ruth led the way click to Ruth Allens web site.

http://ruthallen.com.au/art/artwork/project/penelope-stewart-artist-assistant-2009/

It was a long process but very exciting and the result was two beautiful beeskeps in glass, one clear and the other of  black crystal.  I can’t thank Ruth enough for her generosity and her expertise and this is an experience I will always treasure.

Canberra Glassworks

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