About Alexandra Hirst

Alexandra Hirst is a South Australian glass artist whose work spans glass blowing, glass casting and installation. While obtaining her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) at UNSW (2015), she was exposed to glassblowing through an international exchange program and was instantly drawn to the materiality and collaborative nature of glass craft. In 2019, Alexandra completed her Masters in Glass at the Edinburgh College of Art, where she learned to incorporate digital technologies with traditional glassblowing and casting techniques. Her 3D printed cast glass artwork, Building Blocks, was a finalist in the emerging artist category of the Fuse Glass Prize 2020. Following her masters, Alexandra joined the JamFactory in Adelaide, where she is now working as a Glass Blowing Associate while she continues to grow her artistic practice.