2007 Finalist

Matthew RyanBrookvale, New South Wales,

Milk & Honey #3 | Milk & Honey #4

Swedish overlayed, hot formed, coldworked, fused and slumped furnace glass
17 H x 57 W x 47 D cm

My work is inspired by structure and pattern in nature. The investigation into ordering principles and geometry reveals nature’s sublime construction to the path of least resistance.

I am interested in the reflection, transmission, and the manipulation of light and material.

Photographer: Stephen Cummings

All entries as Finalist


Matthew Ryan
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

23/1/1974 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 2003, Journeymanship (Glassblowing), Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • 1994, Trade Certificate (Flat Glass and Glazing), TAFE NSW, South Western Sydney Institute, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia

Last Solo Exhibition

Last Group Exhibition

Public/Private Collections

  • Winners Collection, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • ANZ Bank Collection, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Various Private Collections


  • 2008, Recipient, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2008, Skills and Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, Australia
  • 2007, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2006, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia