Australian Art Glass
Christian Arnold is a world-renowned flameworking artist. After spending years apprenticing to his father Rainer learning the exacting discipline of scientific glass blowing, he broke free to explore his creative side. Earning a Masters Degree in Glass at RMIT, he quickly carved a niche for himself within the rarified world of master flameworkers.
Laurie Young has been working with glass for many years, transitioning from flat (stained) glass work, to fusing, to casting to the torch. After graduating with Honours from Monash University’s glass department, she and Chris formed Nudibranch Art Glass. Working both collaboratively and individually, they produce a range of work from small items such as jewellery and perfume bottles to large scale sculpture.
Together they are seven time finalists in the Ranamok Australasian Prize for Contemporary Glass, as well as first place winner in the international professional category for Flow Magazine.
Their work is highly sought after, and graces the collections of Sir Elton John, the Sultan of Brunei, Kobe Lampworking Museum, Shanghai National Theatre, and numerous other private and public collections around the world. Their jewellery was recently chosen by the World Health Organisation to give as tokens of appreciation to visiting scientists.