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Work by this Artist
My recent work is a result of nearly two decades of fervent exploration within the medium of molten glass.
The skills acquired during this uninterrupted period have allowed me to have at my fingertips techniques that were inconceivable when I started out.
Working in the relative isolation of New Zealand, unencumbered by rigid parochial European traditions of glass style and technique has allowed me the freedom to develop a unique style reflecting the New Zealand environment.
I have an intense interest in the rich history of glassmaking and have drawn impartially from its long, rich and varied past.
Being able to combine a technique from sixteenth century Venice and blow it in an eighteenth century English style is one of the great joys of being involved in the studio glass movement.
I continually push the boundaries of hot glass in terms of scale to achieve an architectural presence with my work. This is one area of hot glass traditionally ignored that modern technology has made possible.
Colour is the cornerstone of the studio glass movement. I combine colour and form in my work to evoke an emotional response. It is impossible to make works on this scale alone and all these pieces were made with the assistance of: Stephen Bradbourne, Philippa Crane and Bevan Taka.