Nick Mount is one of Australia's pre-eminent glass artists. In a career spanning three decades his work has combined virtuoso technique with a keen instinct for design, freely adapting traditional Venetian decorative styles to his own distinctive sculptural approach.
Mount is best known for his oversized scent bottles, created with a combination of hot and cold glass working techniques. The components of these works are created individually then assembled during the final moments of creation. Mount has been at the forefront of Australian studio glass since the 1970's and teaches regularly at glass centres in Australia, Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada. His work is represented in many major public and private collections.
Mount has been awarded the prestigious 'Living Treasure' prize for 2012 by Sydney's Object Centre for Craft and Design.
See Mount in action at the Jam Factory in Australia, making work for our exhibition 'Top Drawer': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb7Q5LPjFsk