It's Easy

You just need to keep finding new ways to stuff it up. Every-time you stuff it up you have to think how you did that and learn from your mistake. My latest stuff up was a bit of a surprise. I looked in the annealer and found a nicely blown ivory shard vase in two parts. I ha...
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Here are a few photos from a couple of recent ones

All working hard and having fun...
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Workshop for Chamare and co

February 1, 2017

It is amazing what 3 people can get done in 4 hours

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Andrew and Erina stayed for a night

And then drove back to Dunedin in Andrew's new car, which I had stored here for a few weeks. Here are a few photos they took while watching me blow some glass. Certainly makes a difference having a professional photographer behind the camera :-)...
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Rob Hooper is back glass blowing after a long absence

Three years ago Rob came into the studio and was the first person to buy a piece of glass from me here. Now he is back and blowing glass. Here are a few photos of him at work and an image of some of his original glass work. He demonstrated how he made his Dickie Pots....
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Scholarship Student

September 25, 2016

Phillip Silverman

Scholarship student Phillip was here last weekend and we spent some time making murrine, canes and blowing skulls from a mould. The mould was taken from a skull Phillip created in clay. Phillip recently attended a Summer School in New York were he learnt about anatomical mod...
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Third Birthday

September 18, 2016

I have survived 3 years!

On Friday 16th September it was exactly three years since I took over the glass studio at 8 Quayside and Grinter Glass came into being. It has been lots of fun, I have met heaps of great people and there has been the occasional stress and bits of trouble. Thanks to all the g...
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3 days of hard work

Jan came up from Coramandel to rent the studio for three days with me assisting. Phots are for advertising his friend's new business...
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Garry Nash

July 12, 2016

Garry came up and blew some glass at my studio

And while he was blowing two other glass blowers turned up - Daffy Yorston and Justin Culina. Justin stayed and assisted Garry for a bit....
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It has been a busy three weeks

The furnace looks OK so far and the glass is excellent quality. Rebecca has been up for blowing twice and Peter Viesnik came up for a day to catch up on orders with the assistance of Justin. Craig and Islay hired the studio last Saturday and created some great work. I have a...
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