This listing is for the blue wave piece only- shown in every photo of our listing. NOTE- our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS- which is significantly less in American dollars.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2022).
A Kent Le Grand art glass piece made in Western Australia in 1992. I think I’ve had this one in my collection longer than any other art glass piece I currently have. All my art glass is supposed to be a revolving door- items coming in and going out (much like the ocean waves depicted on this vase). The plan is not to hang onto any of them but I fell in love with this one and couldn’t let it go. I goes so nicely in so many group displays too that I never wanted to part with it. I love the flow of the piece and how the decoration on the back of the vase creates cross-hatching with that on the front. The movement in the blue is perfect in my eyes. It depicts ocean waves to me- Kent Le Grand has seemed to capture the movement and flow of ocean waves so perfectly. I have never failed to tire of this one.
Kent Le Grand’s story of determination and resilience is the other reason I’ve found myself so drawn to this piece. Tragically Kent loss one of his arms in a motorcycle accident but he had such a love for art glass that he continued creating pieces with one arm. Creating pieces art glass by hand is not an easy thing to do but when you have only one hand that’s even more of a challenge. I saw a video online some time back of Kent art-glass blowing with one arm and was mesmerized. I’d say most people in Kent Le Grand’s situation would have just given up art- his story is such an inspiration to me and this piece for me encapsulates Kent’s spirit. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder and there have been times where thoughts of wanting to kill myself have started taking over but I have sometimes caught a glimpse of this piece on display at home and re-assessed everything. We all have trials and tribulations in our lives. Kent Le Grand reminds of the power of not giving up- of working to keep things in perspective … and for some of us it may take more work than others. At this age I’ve got to the point where if the re-assessing won’t work … I just sleep! Sleep and time are the healer of all wounds- whether they be physical, mental or of the soul.
The fact that I have been able to let this one go also proves a personal mantra of mine- it is only through letting go of something, that we have the space and capacity to invite something new into our lives. I have learned and loved from having this piece in my life and it is my hope that the next custodian will love it just as much as I have.
I’ve heard online that Kent Le Grand is no longer with us in a physical sense but thank you Kent for your contribution to Australian art glass and may the story of this piece be passed from this generation to the next.
2205 Group 1901, 1807
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with no damage to report at all. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs. It presents extremely well. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Measurements. Across at widest point- 13.5cm Height- 13cm. Weight- grams. Read our 1100+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe my items as accurately as I can and will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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