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The Balfours Frog Cake is a South Australian icon; something which has immediate connection and understanding for people who grew up as Adelaide locals. Frog Cakes look oh-so tantalising but can taste dreadfully sweet, so creating larger-than-life sculptures seems like an appropriate way to pay homage to my South Aussie roots. Bright, fun and nostalgic, these two-piece glass and ceramic artworks can hide your precious keepsakes inside for safe keeping.

Consisting of two parts: a ceramic white 'patty pan' inside which a hollow glass green 'frog' can sit. Frog component is blown, hot sculpted, cold worked glass at JamFactory in Adelaide. Ceramic component is made by Nicola Claire Ceramics at Warehouse Studio in Edwardstown. The artwork duo are not adhered, as they are designed to nestle together comfortably.

Emma Young is South Australian born & bred, often making local references in her glass artwork. Working out of the JamFactory glass studio, Emma enjoys exploring different techniques with each new developing work. Themes often involve nostalgia, pride in local icons, and personal childhood memories. She can be followed online @emmayoungglass

Professional photography by Michael Haines and Lara Merrington.
Workshop shots by Juan van Staden for UniSA, and Rosina Possingham for UniSA's 'Crafting Self' Project.

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Blown glass 'frog' with ceramic 'patty pan'

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