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Brendon Sole

Brendon is now one of the glass artists working in the hot shop adjacent to the gallery, where he can be seen blowing glass most days. In late 2019  Brendon moved to Whangarei to become the “gaffer” or chief glassblower for Keith Grinter who runs the studio.  While studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Wanganui in 2002 Brendon discovered hot glass and was so taken with the medium, its immediacy of creation and almost limitless design potential, that he decided to study glass full time. Brendon graduated three years later with a glass diploma specialising in hot glass processes and off-hand glass blowing techniques. 
Brendon's work revolves around patterns and motifs present in nature in New Zealand. “Paua patterns, flowing wave forms, clear starry night skies and bark textures are but a few of the things that inspire my work”.