I live in the beautiful city of Wanganui in the lower North Island of New Zealand. I currently work out of the public access hotshop at the Wanganui Glass School.
Glass is a unique medium because it can colour, shape, bend and reflect light. In its purest form as clear glass it is invisible, seen only by its effect on the light that passes through it.
I am currently intrigued by the limitless possibilities that exist in using colour and pattern via cane and murrine. The process of consciously composing complex and intricate tessellating patterns in two dimensions, before expanding these into a three dimensional blown form is breathtaking and exhilarating at the same time.
I like the analogy with music: The spectrum is like an octave, and colours are like musical notes. When consciously arranged in a harmonious composition, beautiful music for the eyes can arise in glass via the interplay of light with pattern, colour and form.
The impetus behind my work is the joy I derive in creating new and unique pieces as I explore this infinite arena. My work is a documentation of my exploration of glass as well as my attempt to make beautiful music along the way.
If you would like to purchase any particular piece you have seen on this website, feel free to contact me and if it is still available, I can let you know which gallery has the item.
Corner Tennyson and Hastings Streets
Central City 4110, Napier
251 Parnell Road
Parnell 1052, Auckland
468 Colombo Street
Sydenham 8023, Christchurch
24 Pye Place
Hot Water Beach
RD1 Whitianga 3591, Coromandel Peninsula
NEW ZEALAND GLASSWORKS
2 Rutland St,
2 Matakana Valley Road
Rodney District 0985, Matakana
REAL AOTEAROA WELLINGTON
64 Kingsford Smith St, Rongotai
STORMS FINE ART
28528 Constellation Rd.
Valencia, CA 91355, United States
THE TOI STORE
Pataka Art + Museum
Cnr Norrie & Parumoana Streets
Porirua 5240, Wellington
2012 Nov – “Ménage a Trois” – Joint exhibition at Wanganui Glass School.
2013 Nov – “Exhibition-ist” – Wanganui at WGS, and Napier at A+E Gallery.
2014 May – “37th Annual Plunket Art Show” in Timaru. Showcase (Poster) Artist
2014 August – “17th Annual Artfusions Art Show” in Milford Showcase (Poster) Artist
2014 October – “Asia Contemporary Arts Show” – Hong Kong
2014 October – “Image & Object” – NZSAG Exhibition TSB Wallace Arts Centre
2014 December – “Wishlist IV – Glass and Ceramic by 3 Artists” - Form Gallery Christchurch
2015 April – “Auckland Easter Show Exhibition” – ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
2015 May – “Baradene Art Show 2015” - Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Remuera, Auckland
2016 May – “Baradene Art Show 2016” - Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Remuera, Auckland
2016 June – “Bright Contrast - New Works from 3 New Zealand Glass artists” - Form Gallery Christchurch