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A Touch of the Irish in Karori

Karori Crematorium and Chapel, Wellington As its name says, this blog is about New Zealand glass, mostly as a form of discipline to keep my enthusiasm in check. But occasionally, as you may have noticed, I stray a little, usually … Continue reading

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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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So Who Was GBC?

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/so-who-was-gbc.html on 22 September 2014 One of the great thrills of hunting for glass on internet auction website TradeMe is when you buy something you don’t know what it is, but you have a hunch, and it … 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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Elizabeth McClure: an important influence and a wonderful artist

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/elizabeth-mcclure-important-influence.html on 2 May 2014  In my last post about Sue Treanor, I mentioned Elizabeth McClure as Lecturer in Glass at Carrington Polytechnic, UNITEC in the 1990s. Elizabeth is someone whose role in New Zealand glass is … Continue reading

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Pâte de Verre by Sue Treanor and Sue Hawker

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pate-de-verre-by-sue-treanor-and-sue.html on 21 April 2013 I recently bought this piece of pâte de verre glass on TradeMe. It was made by Sue Treanor, probably towards the end of the 1990s. Sue exhibited at an exhibition I remember … Continue reading

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