John Penman

Growing up between Aotearoa and Hong Kong, John has been influenced by the exotic tropical colours of the Far East, and the rugged natural beauty of New Zealand. He lived and worked in various parts of the world before recieving a grant to study glass in America at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. John's work incorporates advanced Italian techniques, Chinese design influences and pure Pacific colour, and has become a pioneer in the work he is doing with photosensitive glass. He continues to work in the Central Auckland studio which he established in 1996.