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Austin, Peter

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Peter Austin
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Peter Austin
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Peter Austin
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Peter Austin
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Peter Austin
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Peter Austin
Mr. Peter Austin

I'm a retired science teacher who makes bowls, dishes, platters and jewellery using Bullseye Glass. These are offered for sale through my website peteraustinfusedglass.com. It's the flexible and malleable nature of glass, coming from its amorphous nature, that most appeals to me. Working with it is akin to alchemy and trying to understanding its nature satisfies my scientific bent.

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I'm still trying to decide whether exploring different forms and materials is commercially a good thing or not, as I haven't developed a unique stylistic form and quality. But variously styled pieces do sell, so I must be getting something right in my exploratory approach to fused glass making.