Mats Jonasson, is a Swedish glass designer internationally recognised for his engraved, lead crystal sculptures of flowers, wildlife and folklore themes that are manufactured at the Målerås glassworks, Sweden.
This brand is synonymous with contemporary creative design whilst reflecting the artisan traditions of glass making.
MATS JONASSON MÅLERÅS uses an exclusive crystal recipe, which picks up the reflected light giving the glass that extra clarity and beauty. Mats Jonasson glass products use a range of traditional techniques such as casting, glassblowing, hand painting and engraving. The product range produces functional glassware and art glass sculpture.
Mats Jonasson glass is sold internationally and is a collectable work of art. The crystal sculptures are perfect for unique gifts or centerpieces. The themed products are fabulous as a feature collection for your business.
Each item is signed and numbered.
"Since time immemorial, our forests have influenced our souls" says Mats Jonasson, who inspired by the fauna and flora of this natural paradise, creates unique crystal works of art.
In the melting pot the hot glass glitters and sparks and lights up the whole factory with a warm red glow. The glass blower gathers the melted glass on his pipe and, in the smoke from the wet wooden forms, blows the glass to perfection.
To become a master glassblower demands talent, education and many years of experience. Only then can the professional blower recreate the designer's intentions and message to the world. In the Kingdom of Glass, glass-blowing is often a family affair, the skills being passed on through the generations and it is this continuity that guarantees that mouth blown glass objects continue to find new owners around the world.
A work of art glass sculpture, which is cast, starts life in the designer's sketchbook. Then a model is made as a basis for the finished mould design, which is improved and polished at all stages and in every detail to reach perfection for casting.
Before the hot crystal is poured into the finished cast, the mould has been heated to reduce temperature difference and, thus, thermal shock. All casting is done by hand and demands a high level of competence and knowledge about temperature and the behaviour of melted glass.
Painted and Engraved Glass
Glass painting is a form of art that is enjoying a renaissance at Maleras Glassworks. Skilled painters realise the designer's intentions with their brush strokes, making each item of glass a unique piece. After the cast glass has been sandblasted and painted, the engraver enhances important details and sometimes even sandblasts the glass sculpture once again.
Before engraving the glass sculpture is honed and polished in several stages to create the highest gloss before it is ready to be packed and shipped to a customer somewhere in the world.
Shillcombe Pty Ltd is the distributor of Mats Jonasson in Australia and New Zealand. We are a Melbourne based company specializing in importing glass from around the globe.
For the past 10 years we have been the Australian and New Zealand distributor of the Scandinavian Mats Jonasson range. Shillcombe is dedicated to providing high quality and reasonably priced, unique hand made art glass to our customers. We value our customers and we pride ourselves in providing the highest possible standards of service and delivery to the public. We also assist our customers in general enquiries about valuations.
Shillcombe is a member of the Gift and Homewares Association and regularly exhibits at Gift and Homewares trade shows in Melbourne and Sydney
Brumbies Rugby purchased the glass “galloping horse” from Mats Jonasson to be used as the player awards at the recent end of season dinner. We were thrilled with the quality of the product and the wonderful service we received from Janet. We would highly recommend Mats Jonasson and look forward to ordering future items.
Gill Elphinston - Corporate Hospitality & Events Manager of Brumbies Rugby
"We used Shillcombe for the first time this season to provide trophies for the winner of the Nathan Berry Award and also the connections for the winner of our Belle of the South race.
I was so impressed with the quality of the trophies that we received. The unique glass trophy was something that was not only unusual but very distinctive. The winners of these trophies expressed how much they loved the trophy they received. We will certainly consider using Shillcombe again as not only did they provide a great product they also provided very good customer service and assistance throughout our ordering process."
Lynn Locke - CEO Shoalhaven City Turf Club