Alex Barthel is a glass artist, or “glasshopper, maker and breaker”, based in Marrickville, Sydney, Australia. He specialises in kiln-formed moulded, fused and slumped glass pieces.
He is fascinated by the interplay between light and colour in glasswork, and draws on a variety of materials including art glass, recycled pieces of windows, windscreens, marbles, bottles, fish bones, and whatever else he can lay his hands on.
Each of his glass art pieces is entirely unique.
Alex’s studio, Magura Glass, is named after the word meaning ‘fish’ in the Dharug language.