Over the last decade my glass adventures have taken me just about as far away from home as is possible. I was educated initially at Wanganui Ucol and then in my final year I won a scholarship to study Glass Design for a semester at Kalmar University, Sweden. Doors opened and I ended up staying in Sweden for five years learning from some of the best glassblowers in the world. I had the privilege of a traditional apprenticeship followed by post graduate study at the Orrefors Glass School and later employment there.
Now I have returned to my roots and am combining the influences from living in our young island nation with the skills and traditions I acquired during my time in Scandinavia, in a place where they have been blowing glass since long before the Europeans first arrived in New Zealand.