Jonathon Westacott

Since graduating in 1987 with a B.A. in Visual Arts from the Charles Sturt University, I have completed a traineeship at the Jam Factory glass studio in Adelaide, worked as a practising artist while lecturing at the University of South Australia, and in the past 12 years, worked with Chris Pantano.

In 2004 I set up the Sunshine Coast Hot Glass Studio in partnership with Greg Royer. The Studio has created an environment where I can independently explore and develop my ideas and skills whilst continuing to work with Chris and other glass artists.

The designs I create are inspired by natural forms and patterns and I combine these with colours that reflect particular environmental conditions. I am fascinated with mans' interaction in the landscape and the desire to express consciousness through art.