I had the pleasure of a guided tour of Al’s Glass Studio by the man himself.
It was inspiring to witness the creative space of a master craftsman with it’s logic, it’s randomness and an atmosphere that was clearly created by a highly intelligent mind. of intelligence.
Alan works in a style called lampwork and flame work and has taken this form to it’s highest level. He is continually experimenting and searching for new effects and presents them beautifully and accessibly in pendant form. His sculptural work seems to come from another dimension and his classical commissions are rendered with perfection.
As for the person, amiable, humble and generous of spirit, Alan delights in sharing his knowledge in the form of organised glassblowing workshops hosted at his Studio in Lismore.