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Philip Stokes
Philip Stokes
Philip Stokes
Philip Stokes
Philip Stokes


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Explore Stokes Glass, where art glass meets innovative craftsmanship. Philip, the artist behind leading contemporary art glass, brings years of expertise to a diverse portfolio encompassing designware, lighting, and bespoke art. Honouring the traditional heritage craft of glass blowing, each piece showcases a skilled artisan at the forefront of the art glass industry. Renowned for a bold palette, capturing the very essence of glass in every piece. Not only celebrating the transformative process but also embodying a timeless and fluid beauty.

Philip Stokes, has been a dedicated advocate for the art of glass for 40 years, commenced his journey during secondary school, mentored by his mother in stained glass and casting. He earned a first-class honours degree in Bachelor of Applied Arts, majoring in glass blowing, from Monash University (1997-2001). Awarded the Pichuck Partnership Scholarship in 2001 and recognised for the best drawing folio.

In 2002, Phil co-founded Melbourne's sole open-access glass blowing facility, fostering artistic expression, workshops, and student guidance. Overseeing successive studios until 2015, his focus was on cultivating emerging glass blowers. In 2011, he received the North Link Chairman's Special Recognition Award at the Northern Business Achievement Awards.

Phil has twice been a finalist in the esteemed Ranamok Glass Prize, with his work held in the Australian Art Glass collection in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Known for his large-scale works, Stokes approaches his art like a choreographed dance, creating expressive, movement-suggestive sculptural pieces in hot glass. His architectural sculptures and installations adorn public and private spaces globally, including the Four Seasons Hotel lobby in Hong Kong and the Sheraton Hotel in Xiamen, China. A sought-after speaker at creative forums, Phil's work is highly valued in the private sector. Boasting an extensive portfolio, Phil has showcased his work in over 90 exhibitions and commissions worldwide.

After 15 years of running his studio, Phil closed it in 2016 and relocated to New Zealand, with his husband Scott Redding. Continuing his practice, he participates in various exhibitions in both New Zealand and Australia. In New Zealand Philip has continued his commitment by guiding artists, leading workshops, and serving as head Gaffer for two Artist in Residencies at New Zealand Glassworks, contributing to the creation of hot glass artwork. Phil enriches the Australasian art glass community, by preserving the heritage craft through collaborations with artists and educational institutions.

Ghost Toys

Ghost Toys

In adulthood, play often takes a backseat, yet its benefits persist regardless of age. Engaging in play releases endorphins, fostering happiness and stress relief. The Ghost Toy series, inspired by photographs from 1975-78 in Montreal, Canada, captures a time when life was expansive, marked by international travels and uncomplicated family joy.

Crafted with over 20 years of honed skills as a full-time glass blower, Phil finds joy in translating expertise into pieces that embody nostalgia, carefree living, and unwavering optimism. The static glass toys, transparent and ghostly, serve as reminders of the formative role play has played in shaping us. These iconic images act as triggers, transporting us back to a time when living in the moment and untethered imagination defined our reality.

Ghost Toys encapsulate an era distinct from today's world, laden with fears and anxieties that hinder our authentic selves.

Hope Bug 2023

Medium: Sculpted and blown hot glass
Dimensions: 690mm H x 330mm W

Ideally the sculpture will receive a fresh single stem bloom every day on the cloche as per the image provided. I don’t mind if the gallery changes this flora and I also don’t mind that on some days for the bloom to be wilting and a little sad.

"I caught the Hope bug 
This guy was captured in a dreamscape and is preserved in memory. His optimism relies on the gift of your blooms that sit above and beyond his reach on the edge of his cloche. He loves yellow but is open to the diversity of colour that you may bring".

Philip Stokes – 2023

Hot Pockets

Hot Pockets

The Hot Pocket is a signature piece. Crafted with a minimalist design and in striking hues. Whether showcased individually or in clusters, they stand out as distinctive works.

Infused with vibrant, radiant colours, every hot pocket is a blend of satin body and glossy translucent cut glass, they add a highlight of colour to any interior.



Flyaway Platters are a vibrant piece of art glass.

Positioned as a room's focal point they enhance spaces with lavish bursts of colour, form and distinction.



For more than 15 years, Philip Stokes Studio Glass was located in the inner city fringe of Melbourne. Urbaneys take inspiration from the vibrant tones of street art and graffiti saturating the streets of Cremorne and Richmond.

Each Urbaneyes is a unique work of contemporary art.



The Amorphous Series’ drip, twist, and bubble, with an interplay of refracted light, blending vibrant colour and bold forms. Rooted in traditional methods with a contemporary edge, these works embody a playful and contemporary style.

The focus is on the optics of glass, casting vibrant hues of coloured light.






Hot Pocket Bowls

Hot Pocket Bowls

Hot Pocket Bowls, versatile for everyday use or as a decorative accent, these bowls feature a vibrant, luminous palette.

The polished interior and rim, along with the satin-etched exterior, add function and style.





Explore the world of contemporary art glass. Partner with us for your upcoming project. We thrive on creating site-specific works, lighting, and designware tailored to architects' and designers' specifications. We join forces to produce exclusive products for diverse commercial ventures, adding a touch of sophistication to various settings. Enhance and individualise your next project with Stokes Glass.

Previous Clients and projects include:

  • Toyota Head Office – Melbourne
  • The Langham Hotel – Hong Kong
  • The Australian and New Zealand institute of insurance and Finance – Melbourne
  • Four Seasons Hotel – Hong Kong
  • Sheraton Hotel - Xiamen, China
  • Shangri-la Hotel – Beijing, Shanghai, China
  • Bruce Henderson Architects – Melbourne
  • Crown Casino – Melbourne
  • Veridian – Melbourne
  • Origin Energy Head Office – Melbourne 
  • AG Clothing – Melbourne, Sydney
  • Rialto Hotel – Melbourne
  • Olrik Denmark – Melbourne
  • Marina Bay Sands Casino – Singapore
  • Sportscraft – Australia
  • Mandarin-Macau
  • Mezza 9, City of Dreams, Macau
  • Lan Bar, City of Dreams, Macau
  • Paiza Venetian Macau 
  • L’e Hotel -Hong Kong Aberdeen
  • Ritz Carlton -Shanghai
  • Jockey Club (Members Club)-Hong Kong
  • Okura Hotel Galaxy Casino- Macau
  • Metropolitan Hotel-Tianjin, China
  • Manhattan Heights- Sun Hun Kai, Hong Kong
  • Grand Hyatt –Shenzen, China


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