Garry Nash

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Garry Nash has been working with glass in all forms since 1978, and received an ONZM in 2000 for his services to glass. His specialty is in blown glass and now neon sculpture. 

The alchemy of sand, air and fire that is hot glass is pushed to the limit at Nash’s Auckland studio – where he develops and manufactures his unique and distinctive collection of contemporary works. 

Working with a gas fired furnace at around twelve hundred degrees celsius, a mass of glass is initially fathered onto a hollow blowpipe. The glassworker works against gravity to create form by blowing and gently spinning the pipe, manipulating the glass using handmade tools of wood, steel, graphite and paper to create original artworks.