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Thomas Ossola


"My work expresses the emotions felt when finding clarity in this world. Searching for simplicity in order to build a foundation of strength while holding a voice that is my own."

Understanding nature has a deep impact on Ossola's work. It emulates flowing water, seeds, pods, and muscle tissue. Simplicity, strength, and endurance are attributes he strives to bring to the work. Mimicking how animals stand or move, how stone or ice react to nature, are iconic symbols he uses. The ''frozen moment in time'' is an important tool to understanding of the world around us.

This is all off hand glass blowing no molds no two alike. Ossola enjoys the uniqueness of each individual work and how it speaks. he employs a wide variety of traditional Italian techniques alongside a number of glass sculpting techniques to reach the forms he creates. All the processes used are tools to create the objects with sculptural integrity to its placement in space.

Ossola first received his honors degree from Australian National University. He has also studied under numerous masters from around the world. Ossola has worked with many internationally renowned artists, helping fabricate, install, and demonstrating their work. During his career of 15 years he has worked with others while sharing and developing ideas to create refined beauty for everyone.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Thomas Ossola, San Francisco, CA, USA, Public Glass, 2012
"opjects", San Francisco, 540 club, 2005
Craft Showcase 5, San Francisco, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2004
"Reflect", Bega, Australia, Spiral Galleries, 2002
Milano meet Canberra, Milan Italy, Galleria Scaletta di Vetro, 2001
KPMG Accounting firm, Canberra, Australia, Canberra, Australia, 2002