Klaus Moje has been recognized internationally as one of the most significant innovators in the medium of glass, and as a highly influential educator who has inspired several generations of young artists. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Moje established his first studio, in 1961. He relocated to Australia in 1982, where he founded the Glass Workshop of the Canberra School of Art and the modern art glass movement in Australia. In addition to teaching, Moje has participated in countless exhibitions in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. His work has been acquired by more than fifty public museums internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum Bellerive in Zurich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.
Working with a variation of an ancient glass fusing technique dating back to Roman times Klaus Moje’s glass mosaics immediately engage the eye through his masterful use of color and pattern. However, the impact of Moje’s glass is not only visual. Moje shares intimate glimpses of his world, his memories and his visions as tangible poetry.
By David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY