Australian Glass Artist to Give Free Glassblowing Demo at TMA

Eye On Art  |  07/22/2019 10:00 am

Australian glass artist Tom Moore, known for the humor of his creations, will give a free glassblowing demonstration at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion Thursday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.

Inspired by the literature of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Doctor Seuss, Moore aims to create visual humor in glass. Although he uses the ancient technique of blown glass, his narratives and settings are contemporary.

“He creates a fantasy world where animals and nature are morphed with industrial images such as automobiles and airplanes in a glass object that is both fun and frightful,” said Alan Iwamura, the Museum’s glass studio manager. “It is a treat to have Moore conduct a demonstration here at the Glass Pavilion.”

Moore is based in Adelaide, South Australia and is work can be viewed online at