Tag 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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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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A Glass Mini Road trip – Part 2 ‘Whispers’

Originally posted at http://newzealandglass.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/a-glass-mini-road-trip-part-2-whispers.html on 5 November 2013 Recently I had a chance to combine a non-glass related visit to Auckland with seeing several glass exhibitions and activities. Nothing particularly links these things except my participation, but they did provide … Continue reading

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Early Glass by Peter Viesnik

Originally posted on newzealandglass.blogspot.com on Tuesday 27 August 2013   Recently a piece was offered on TradeMe that seemed on first indications to be one of the first pieces of glass made by Peter Viesnik at Albany in 1978.    … 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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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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