Justin CulinaCLICK HERE TO SEE MORE WORK
I was born in 1982. From an early age, I have had an interest in art and the natural world. This has inspired me to develop and produce works reflecting the fluidity and suspension of movement that is so prevalent in glass design.
I studied glass at Wanganui in 2002, after which I worked alongside many New Zealand and international glass artists. Clearly committed for a lifetime now, I progressed to the development of my Whangarei based hot glass studio “Culina Glass” which opened in 2008.
My current works are exhibited in a number of New Zealand galleries and overseas venues. I am continually fascinated and inspired by the way natural minerals react with one another in the presence of extreme heat and pressure. The incredible patterns in aquatic and botanical life around the world make working with glass an inspirational and rewarding journey.