Hamburg, Germany born 1936
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: glass, glass: kiln-formed
The striated, agate-like glass produced in Germany and Austria in the nineteenth century and the European constructivism of the early twentieth century echo through Klaus Moje’s work. The sense of looking at the world though a prism or a kaleidoscope is evoked in this elongated cylinder form where the ‘view’ is cut and reorganised. The process is described by Moje as a ‘roll-up’, a technique where a flat mosaic panel is rolled while at the point of vitreous fusion in the kiln, creating a cylindrical vessel, which is then cold-worked by grinding, carving and polishing the glass.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design