2008 Winner

2008 Finalist

Matthew RyanQueanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

A Net for Light #1

Cast, hot formed and cold worked furnace glass
46 H x 23 W x 8 D cm

My new work explores depth perception and light manipulation. By capturing the natural flow of the molten material, I am able to exploit the veiling of colour to give inward distance.

Polished surfaces reveal the optical properties of the material, allowing an internal reflection and the transmission of light.

Photographer: Jason McCarthey

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