Cherie Platen - Modern Glass Artist 

Artists Statement


My inspiration is through my travels and seeking out the craftsmen and artists “works of old masters”. More and more I am drawn to the fine and fragile work found in Italy and Germany and the techniques employed to achieve these intensely beautiful gifts to the world through glass.


I retired from the creative Events Industry and with my retirement came freedom, and with freedom the wonderful joy of choosing ….. Now I had the time, and for me this was to follow my fascination in life with glass and what a meditative and seductive medium it has turned out to be. My journey began with an introduction to Kilnforming at a local art studio. In 2016 I was fortunate to spend time with renowned Peter Minson, who introduced me to the world of Flamework. I returned home to Lake Macquarie in NSW and set up my work area.

In 2018 I was awarded the Glassmakers Medallion in Excellence at the Royal Easter Show, Selected and Exhibited at the Totem Arts Sculpture Trail, Newport, NSW. Also in 2018, I travelled to Lauscha (Germany) and Murano in Venice (Italy). It was here in Murano that I extended my Flameworking technique under the tuition of Glass Master Elena Rosso. In 2019 I received the Glass Prize in Flamework at the Sydney Royal Show. 


My Glass Studio is on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Glass Students have begun classes here this year in 2022. A larger Gallery is being built on our property where my work will be displayed and can be purchased. I am a very proud supporter of Lake Macquarie Open Studios now hosted by Lake Macquarie Council after its inception in 2018 by myself and Kate Belton of TinKat Art Gallery in Fassifern.







Winner and Glassmakers Award in Excellence Medal, R.A.S.N.S.W, Sydney Australia

Winner Glass Prize for Flamework, R.A.S.N.S.W. Sydney

Exhibitor Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie 'Reconnect Exhibition'

Winner Design Award for Lake Macquarie Council Awards

Winner Design Award for Lake Macquarie Council Awards

Exhibitor The Art House Wyong - Bodies Exhibition 

Contact Me

+61 432 595 152

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