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Biography: Claudia Borella

Claudia Borella
Claudia Borella

Over the past 25 years, Claudia Borella has garnered numerous international accolades including the Kyhoei Fujita Award Denmark; Gold Medal and State Prize at Talente Munich; and the David Thomas Award at the Dowse Museum in New Zealand. Recognized in 2012 for her contribution and achievements in her field as a finalist in the University of Canberra Alumni Awards, she has subsequently been honored with an Associate Adjunct Professorial role through the same university in Australia's capital.

With a long-standing career working in kiln formed Bullseye Glass, her works are represented in many international collections including the Australian National Gallery, Australia; Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Japan; Glass Furnace Istanbul, Turkey; Dowse Museum, New Zealand, as well as many private collections including that of Sir Elton John, and the former CFO of NIKE.

Borella originally trained as an industrial designer at the University of Canberra, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor's. She completed her training in the early 1990s at the European Institute of Design in Milan, later specializing in fine arts at the internationally-renowned Australian National University Glass Department in Canberra resulting in a BFA with first class honors in 1995.