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City of Design day twenty nine - Klaus Moje

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Klaus Moje is recognised as one of Australia’s most influential glass artists and educators. Best known for his dramatically coloured vessels and wall panels, Moje pioneered a new technique for kiln-fused glass that was so influential the glass company Bullseye created a new product designed especially for his use.

In 1982, after years of exhibiting internationally, Moje emigrated to Australia and set up the glass workshop at the Canberra School of Art (now the Australian National University School of Art). He was also a founding member of the Canberra Glass Works.

Moje was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Honorary Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, the Australia Council Emeritus Award, the Urban Glass and Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Rackow Commission at Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

His work is held in more than 50 public collections in Australia and overseas, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the National Gallery of Australia, Musee Art Decorative in Switzerland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany and the County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA.

Moje remained in Canberra until his tragic passing, in September 2016. He is greatly missed by the local community, and all those who knew him.

Image: Klaus Moje. Photo via City News

City of Design day twenty nine - Klaus Moje