Category Archives: New Zealand Glass

John Croucher’s Hot Lips Trilogy

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/john-crouchers-hot-lips-trilogy.html  on 30 November 2015 John Croucher was an important influence on the development of glass in Auckland and New Zealand. After some experimentation and with the support of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council John set … Continue reading

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Looking for Emma Camden Glass Charms – do you know where these are?

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2015/11/looking-for-emma-camden-glass-charms-do.html  on 6 November 2015 In June 2007, I purchased this piece from Emma Camden’s exhibition …something remaining… at Avid gallery in Wellington. ‘Fading memory’ is cast in pale yellow translucent glass. It represents a charm bracelet … Continue reading

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More Mahy Mahi

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2014/12/more-mahy-mahi.html on 14 December 2014. For those of you not conversant in New Zealand Māori, that’s a poor attempt at a pun. Mahi is Māori for work, and I want in this post to explore more of the … Continue reading

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No More Running Amok

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/no-more-running-amok.html on 15 August 2014 In 1994, Australian glass visionary Maureen Cahill and coal industry executive Andy Plummer teamed up to establish the (then) Resource Finance Corporation or RFC Glass Prize. It involved an annual monetary prize for … Continue reading

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Nic Robb an Early Student in Glass

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/nic-robb-early-student-in-glass.html  on 2 December 2013 There have been a lot of students of glass in New Zealand since the first tertiary course was established in Whanganui in 1989. While some have gone on to make sustainable careers as … Continue reading

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Inglewood Cards Provide Great Provenance

Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Monday 29 July 2013 I mentioned in my last post the great provenance provided for a recent acquisition by a catalogue from the first Philips Studio Glass Award exhibition in 1984. Here’s a piece of … Continue reading

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Recent Mel Simpson Acquisitions

Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Sunday July 2013 Mel Simpson was one of the pioneers of studio glass in New Zealand, and one of the founders of the NZ Society Artists of in Glass (1980), which continues today as the … Continue reading

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