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Moje, Klaus, 1936-2016



  • Existence: 1936 (date of birth) - 2016 (date of death) - 2016


Best known for his fusing skills as an artist in the Studio Glass Movement, Klaus Moje was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1936. He got his start in the family business as a glass cutter and eventually studied glass art in Rheinbach and Hadamar. In 1979, he taught his first class at Pilchuck Glass School, where he continued to teach periodically for many more years. In 1982, Moje was invited to establish a glass program at Canberra School of Art. Moje continued to live in Australia until his death in 2016.

Moje was both a teacher and practitioner of glass art; his legacy includes bringing the Studio Glass Movement to Australia. He also had a longtime relationship with Bullseye Glass, where he completed the large-scale project known as the "Portland Panels" in 2007.