February 2019 Forum

Lead crystal and Glass Sculpture

Alan Jenkins

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Adam Jenkins is a lead crystal & glass sculptor who studied sculpture and drawing at the Julian Ashton Academy in Sydney followed by drawing & painting under Ryan Daffurn, Scott Breton and Nick Leavy at the Salisbury Atelier. A desire to work sculpturally in glass saw him seek out mentoring under renowned glass sculptors Brenda Page, David Reekie and Shar Moorman.

He has spent the last 4 years working part time to perfect his craft while employed as a software engineer and in mid 2018 began working full time in the medium. He works figuratively, creating pieces in either chavant (plastiline clay) or digitally, before casting and chasing them in lead crystal at his glass foundry at Metro Arts, Norman Park. He will give a presentation at SQ about his work using this medium. Should be an interesting presentation.