Ivana Di Stasio has been designing and creating glass jewellery and other glass art since 2004. Ivana's primary medium is dichroic glass - a stunning type of glass originally created for the Aerospace industry, and now made available to the artist community. What makes dichroic glass particularly beautiful and eye-catching is not only its glittering quality, but the way it can appear a different colour as the angle of view shifts.
Immersing herself in the world of local and handmade art, Ivana's passion grew, and in 2006 she decided to open up her very own gallery shop - Purple Cockatoo Gallery Gifts - featuring her work and that of other South Australian artists. Ivana has enjoyed this journey immensely and is looking forward to continuing to growing as an artist and business-woman.