Monthly Archives: June 2013

Keith Mahy – one of the pioneers

Photo: Stephen Robinson Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Monday 17 June 2013 I have been saddened to learn of the death in Whangarei of Keith Mahy, on Friday 14 June 2013. Keith was the first New Zealand-born studio glass artist … Continue reading

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Avalon Glass Should Not Be Forgotten

Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Saturday, 8 December 2012 One trap when you try to write a short history of something is that you leave somebody out. When I wrote my essay The beginnings of New Zealand glass in New … Continue reading

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Seal Island Continued the West Coast Tradition

Originally published on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Saturday, 8 June 2013 I have posted a couple of blogs about Avalon Glass, the pioneering and quite individual glassworks at Fox River on the South Island West Coast. Several partnerships, both personal and artistic … Continue reading

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Ann Robinson’s ‘BRIM’ Heads in New Directions

Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Saturday, 25 May 2013 I was really lucky to be in Auckland this week so I could see Ann Robinson’s amazing exhibition BRIM at FHE Galleries. Ann is renowned for her exploration of the bowl … Continue reading

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Whanganui Plans a Great Festival in September 2013

(originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Sunday, 19 May 2013)  I’ve had a couple of pleasing responses to my blogs recently. Chuck and Indiah Simpson’s daughter, Whitney-Leigh emailed, expressing appreciation of my words and photos of her parents’ work from Inglewood in … Continue reading

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One Good Tamarillo…

(Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Monday, 11 March 2013) I wrote yesterday about the wonderful tamarillos of Lou Pendergrast-Mathieson. But you can’t talk about glass tamarillos and not refer to the work of Fran Anderton, who has made tamarillos very much … Continue reading

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Tamarillos and Esther James – who was she?

(Originally posted in newzealandglass.blogspot.com Sunday, 10 March 2013) In spite of the severe drought we are experiencing in Northland presently, a tree in my garden has sprouted two very fine tamarillos (aka tree tomatoes). Which is a bit surprising, since it … Continue reading

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