Marc Leib



MARC LEIB – ARTIST STATEMENT

Marc Leib (a pharmacist by training), has been working with glass for over 18years. In what started as a hobby blossomed into an obsession and ultimately a career change.

Marc opened his first glass studio in South Africa and attended many international glass shows which furthered his insatiable passion for kiln forming, kiln carving, fusing, pate de verre and all other disciplines pertaining to this media.

With the introduction of Dichroic glass into the glass arena it opened up endless possibilities and proved to be an instant attraction for Marc and his ever inquiring investigation into the properties of glass.

Marc and his family immigrated to Perth in 2002 and opened Art Glass Studio in Morley. The studio offers an extensive range of glass as well as offering workshop and teaching facilities.

He creates custom designed pieces for Interior Designers, churches, galleries and private collections.

Much of Marc’s work is created by designing and making individual components using a variety of glass techniques and utilizing his extensive knowledge to produce truly unique art pieces.

Marc’s inspiration comes from the glass properties itself, observing nature and the brilliant colours reflected by light and play. He is fascinated by contradiction such as movement within a static medium.
He chooses to work in glass with depth, transparencies, colours, textures and with Dichroic glass as it highlights the brilliance of natures own palate.

Marc was a finalist in the prestigious Tom Malone Prize 2005 at the Art Gallery of WA, has received a People’s Choice Award 2006 as well as winning the International CBS Dichroic Award in USA for 2007.

Marc has inspired countless glass artists not just here but in the north west and the eastern states with his enthusiasm, encouragement, expertise and generosity in sharing his time and knowledge.

Private and community commissions:

 St Margaret’s Cathedral, Bedfordview, South Africa – 3 windows 1,8m in diameter, depicting the chalice, tree of life and dove of peace.
 Kollel Synagogue, Norwood, South Africa – 3 fused panels depicting three tribes of Israel
 Sandton Synagogue, Sandton, South Africa – 3 windows of 1,8m diameter made in collaboration with R.Silberman.
 Pretoria Synagogue – Eternal light over the ark
 Windows, mirrors, lampshades and decorative panels designed and manufactured for many homes interior designed by George de Haast Interiors, BL Interiors and others. These homes were featured on National Television and in ‘Habitat’ – an upmarket interior design magazine.
 Wine label designed and kilnformed in glass for Devils Lair winery.
 North Eastern Suburbs Synagogue, Perth – Fused windows.

Glass Workshops attended:

Fusing & Slumping – Sculptural – Judi Elliott Canberra
Beadmaking – Bernard Stoner Kangaroo Island
Casting – Brenda Page Melbourne
Fusing – Sculptural – Steven Klein USA
Glass Casting – Emma Camden, David Murray, Simon Butler
Glass Blowing –Roll-up method – Scott Chaseling – Jam Factory.
Flamework with Kate Fowle Melaney – Adelaide
Glass Blowing – Jane Cowie, Australia
Murphy Fire Bucket – Gil Reynolds USA
Paperweights – Molten Magic – Don Mc Kinney USA
Manipulated Cane Bracelets – Jayne Persico USA
Glass canes – Jayne Persico, USA
Block Fusing, Stack Fusing – Phil Teefy USA
Advanced Fusing Sculptural Glass – Phil Teefy USA
Make and Teach Glass Beads – Molly Heynis, USA
Advanced Beadmaking – Pauline Delaney, Australia
Pate de Verre and Cast Glass – open face and deep relief
Sculpture – Dan Fenton, USA
Pate de Verre and Cast Glass – Lost Wax –Dan Fenton, USA
Pate de Verre – Curtin University, Australia
Introduction to traditional glass painting – Peter Mc Grain

I have always been fascinated by glass. The myriad of colours and textures available. Bubbles trapped between layers of glass, sparkling in the light. Watching hot molten glass flow, resulting in the rigid, yet fluid artwork with depth and dimension. Nature, the play of light and geometric patterns influence my design aesthetic.

Kiln forming i.e. fusing, melting and slumping (bending) of glass. Kiln casting – molten glass running into a mould, creating a sculptural form. Flameworking – melting glass in a flame and manipulating into a shape or form. Pate de Verre – making moulds and lining them with crushed or powdered glass paste and firing them multiple times to create layers of colours and designs.

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Artist : Marc Leib

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Medium : Slumped and Fused Glass

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Artist : Marc Leib

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Medium : Slumped Glass

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