Eiko Kawaguchi of Studio A & Co lives and works in Waikuku, North Canterbury, her home for the last seventeen years. From her studio in a heritage mill complex she creates stunning, ethereal jewellery and tablewares in heat resistant borosilicate glass. Her love of glass as a material, and the lampworking method, shines through in her unique, delicate creations.
Glass artist Roz Speirs of Clarity Glass used to have a “proper job” until a garage clear out, a night of insomnia, and a creative itch that needed to be scratched led her to the intoxicating world of fused glass
West Coast jeweller Adele Stewart’s delight in flowers began as soon as she was aware of them in her infancy. By the time she was three years old, she was amazing her Mum’s friends by giving them a personal tour of the garden and telling them all the names of the flowers. That enthusiasm for flowers hasn’t faded…
Beautiful treasures from the sea, made into stunning jewellery…
Lampworking uses a blow torch to melt glass and shape it with tools and hand movements. The gorgeous pendant above is a lampworked glass bead by Auckland jewellery maker Whatyamacallit. The bead is decorated by striping on a glass that is highly saturated in silver, … Read more »
Harakeke, also known as New Zealand flax or phormium tenax, is an elegant, distinctive plant and a New Zealand icon.
Bobbie Pene of Lampwork has been creative since an early age, dabbling in various arts and crafts, including basic jewellery design. As a registered nurse working in a senior role, Bobbie finds that making glass beads is a meditative process that takes her mind away from everyday stressors. She sells her beads and completed jewellery online and in selected New Zealand galleries.
Tell the time in full colour & Wear this fun keepsake Colly’s Craft : Fused Glass Clock $49 | Luminous : Sparkles Bracelet $20
Jo Crompton is a Christchurch artist who enjoys creating things in a range of media. She is especially interested in the way colours can evoke feelings and memories of places and events. Jo’s work with copper foiled stained glass is a playful attempt to capture … Read more »