Danielle Rickaby

Born Adelaide 1988, Danielle completed a bachelor of visual Arts (Glass) at University of South Australia in 2008. Her work in the University’s graduate exhibition received the Australian Decorative and Fine Art Society prize, this work was subsequently selected for the annual Helpmann academy graduate exhibition, which showcases outstanding works from the Helpmann academy’s associated arts schools. During her time at the JamFactory, Rickaby participated in workshops with Internationally acclaimed glass artists Dante Marioni, Katherine Grey and Tom Rowney. In 2009 Danielle was awarded the youth award as part of the Waterhouse Natural History Art awards. Danielles paperweights have been a great success and are stocked by many outlets nationally.

“Exploring the preciousness of our natural world, the objects I create have a playful nature, driven by a cartoon-like aesthetic. I draw attention to the value of the common or banal, the lawn, the dirt, the things we walk on and at times overlook. I strive to bestow a type of adornment for the everyday things in life.”

“Through solid glass sculpting techniques, traditional Italian glass methods and grinding and polishing I have developed a body of work that I feel is precious and fun, a small world captured in glass that you can hold in your hands.”

Lawn and the effects of drought inspired glass artist Danielle Rickaby to create her work Fescue, which won the new youth category at the 2009 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Danielle received the $4000 Youth Art Prize for artists aged 18-25. – Adelaide Advertiser 18/07/2009

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