Commissions

Commission: Harriet Schwarzrock, Murmuration, 2020 photo by Ross Caddaye

Canberra Glassworks commissions service provides expertise in custom glass fabrication and design. Our projects range from industrial product design to public and fine art installations. Working collaboratively with the client, we supply design, prototyping, manufacturing and project management services. We welcome both private and commercial commissions for unique artworks and corporate gifts and can guide you with design options throughout the creative process. Our museum and heritage restorations are fabricated to heritage specifications, most notably Parliament House Sydney and Government House Sydney.

Commissions are undertaken in consultation with architects or designers from the earliest design stages of a project. While some clients prefer us to create the design, many prefer to be heavily involved in the process – the choice is yours. Either way, we work closely with you to refine the commission and provide you with a detailed quote and timeline for delivery. With access to a world class facility and exceptional local artists specialising in glass blowing, kiln forming, casting and cold working, we can provide you with a unique design and fabrication opportunity.

To enquire about a commission,
please contact out Production and Commissions Manager

Recent Projects

Alex Seton, Sydney Contemporary 2023

Alex Seton

During a residency at the Glassworks in 2022, Sydney based artist Alex Seton was supported by Canberra Glassworks to produce nine new glass artworks for his exhibition Everything Was Beautiful...

19th century style street lamps along a path at night

Government House Sydney Lampshades

Government House Sydney commissioned Canberra Glassworks to reproduce a series of 1950’s designed lampshades as part of a historical restoration project of the 19th century lamp posts lining the...

Canberra Glassworks commission: 'Moments' Pendant lights designed by April Phillips. Photo by Brenton McGeachie.

Pendant Light by April Phillips

Commissioned by Canberra Glassworks for the Memphis Now exhibition at the end of 2023 and inspired by the 1980’s design movement, Memphis. Artist, April Phillips (Wiradjuri-Scottish) worked with...

Architectural Elements: Axolotl Architectural Products, Mushroom Blocks by Canberra Glassworks, 2023

Axolotl Mushroom Blocks

325 Mushroom coloured glass blocks were commissioned by architectural product manufacturers,  Axolotl, Sydney,  for installation as a design feature in a banquette in a private residence.  The...

Two cast glass stones displayed on a sheet of engraved timber.

Lucy Simpson

Yuwaalaraay artist, Lucy Simpson has worked alongside Canberra Glassworks on three major projects between 2020 and 2023. The first was the public artwork Galuma-li for Bloomberg, curated by...

Hannah Gason

Hannah Gason is a mid-career glass artist and Glassworks Studio Tenant specialising in kiln formed and cold worked glass. Hannah’s art practice is an exploration of the subtle changes and rhythms...

Rose-Mary Faulkner, Profile, 2021 as part of Upending Expectations exhibition installation in the galllery at Canberra Glassworks, 2022. Photo by Pew Pew Studio for artsACT

Rose-Mary Faulkner

Rose-Mary Faulkner is an emerging and Glassworks Studio artist specialising in kiln formed and cold worked glass. Her artistic practice explores the perspective of the body from unique and...

Portrait of Mel Douglas

Mel Douglas

Mel Douglas is an established glass artist and Glassworks Studio Tenant with an extensive practice across several glass workshops including cold worked, kiln formed and blown glass. Her artistic...