Meet the Maker – Hot Haus


From her humble beginnings of choosing glass as an elective at university, to training at Adelaide’s renowned Jam Factory, Amanda Dziedzic now owns and runs successful Melbourne based glass studio, Hot Haus.


A craft not easily learnt; she confesses glass blowing is not for the faint hearted. “I think for anyone wanting to learn the craft, you’ve got to have real tenacity to want to do it because it is such a tricky material to master.”


Amanda Dziedzic and the Hot Haus team

Amanda Dziedzic and the Hot Haus team

Shaping the Colourscape Vase in Amber

Shaping the Colourscape Vase in Amber

 

Although she admits this, Amanda and her team make the process look effortless. With almost 20 years experience in glass blowing, Amanda has honed her skills through love and passion of the craft. Working in multiple studios and with varying artists, she has built a strong muscle memory that allows her to have a harmonious relationship with the glass.  “Your hands take over, they know how to make the glass do what you want but it takes a long time to develop that language with glass.”


Shaping the Colourscape vase in Amber

Shaping the Colourscape vase in Amber

Heating and manipulating the colours

Heating and manipulating the colours

Concentrated colourbars to create the painterly colours through the vases

Concentrated colourbars to create the painterly colours through the vases

Watching Amanda and her team take molten dripping glass and transform them into their final pieces is a hypnotic and wondrous experience. They have a unified rhythm that can only come from mutual respect, years long experience and unquestionable friendship. “The best thing about glass blowing is that you rely heavily on a team. You’ve got that real camaraderie.”

Hot Haus Glass Studio in Melbourne

Hot Haus Glass Studio in Melbourne

  

Amanda’s latest collection as with all her work is inspired by nature and colour.

“Everyday inspiration comes a lot from nature. I like looking for different colour inspiration. I let colour dictate.”  The four pieces that make up the collection are infused with deep rich amber tones of earth, and free flowing swirls of blue mirroring the sky and air.  Each colour palette has been applied to a vase and a paper weight, with every piece being unique.


Manipulating and finishing the base and neck of the vase

Manipulating and finishing the base and neck of the vase

Smoothing off the base of the Colourscape Vase in Blue

Smoothing off the base of the Colourscape Vase in Blue

Inspecting the final pieces in the Colourscape range

Inspecting the final pieces in the Colourscape range

Shaping the Colourscape Vase in Amber

Shaping the Colourscape Vase in Amber

Heating the vase to manipulate the colours and shape of the vase

Heating the vase to manipulate the colours and shape of the vase

Blowing the glass into a vase shape

Blowing the glass into a vase shape


Colourscape Vessel Blue

Colourscape Vessel Blue

$285

24 x 11cm 10 x 4in Vessel / 24 x 11cm / Blue
Colourscape Paper Weight Blue Sculptural 7 x 9cm Blue

Colourscape Paper Weight Blue

$66

7 x 9cm 3 x 4in Sculptural / 7 x 9cm / Blue
Colourscape Paper Weight Amber Sculptural 7 x 9cm Amber

Colourscape Paper Weight Amber

$66

7 x 9cm 3 x 4in Sculptural / 7 x 9cm / Amber