Auckland Botanical Gardens

December 14, 2017

Painted glass at the Auckalnd Botanical Gardens

Here are a couple of photos of the painted and blown glass I sent to Auckland Botanical Gardens last month. The first one is call Devonport from the Ferry and the other one is titled Tangible Traces. The show is open until February...
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Dane Mitchell

November 10, 2017

Dane Mitchell is New Zealand’s artist for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019.

I helped Dame make the glass fulgerites for his installation Aeromancy at Hopkinson Mossman gallery earlier this year. Being selected to represent NZ at the Venice Bienale is an impressive achievement - Well done Danehttps://www.danemitchell.co.nz...http://hopkinsonmossman.c...
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New Work

September 12, 2017

Tear Drop Vase

I started blowing my Tear Drop Vases as practice for my painted vases because, due to lack of practice, I keep stuffing up the painted works when I blow them. Initially I used the colour mixes I had developed for my shard vases but have now started to evolve these mixes as a...
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The Gaffer

August 9, 2017

Watercolour painting by Dana Kühnel-Dickhoff

Dana visited my studio in Whangarei recently. She took a few photos and we had a chat about art and glass blowing. Yesterday she sent me an image of the watercolour she has created of me blowing glass and here it is. You can check out her work at  http://ladytinuz.devia...
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Aeromancy

The photo above shows Dane Mitchell's installation at the Henderson Mossman gallery in Auckland. Dane spent a few days at my studio and we drew fulgerites in sand for his show. Diane and I went to Auckland for the opening. We also had time to see The Body Laid Bare, the trav...
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ACL award for the Applied Arts, Craft and Photography

Every year I send a few pieces to Ashburton and always get a great reception. This year I won the ACL Applied arts and craft award as a bonus. ...
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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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