Grinter Glass

Keith Grinter runs the hot glass studio adjacent to the gallery Since taking over the studio from Keith Mahy in 2013 Keith has been developing his glass blowing skills, focusing on the shard pick-up technique, which Keith Mahy used, where coloured glass shards or chips are "picked up"  or rolled into the molten glass in the initial stages of blowing. The glass is then blown into shape, and the shards of colour create a painterly effect on the surface of the glass. Keith also has an intermittent series of hand painted works, a difficult technique where the cold glass is hand painted and then blown into shape - it's proved a tricky one to perfect, but when successful creates a stunning luminescent piece, reminiscent of Modernist painting.
In 2020 Brendon Sole moved from NZ Glassworks in Whanganui to become the "gaffer" or chief glassblower at Grinter Glass. where he produces the full range of glassware designed by Keith.

The work below is a representation of the work created in the studio, please contact us for our current selection of vases.

Yacht Race
Yacht Race

Hand Painted, Hand Blown Glass $1250

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Yacht Race - reverse
Yacht Race - reverse
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Raspberry Teardrop Vases
Raspberry Teardrop Vases

Sml from $200, lge from $280

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Phoenix Teardrop Vases
Phoenix Teardrop Vases

Sml from $200, lge from $280

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Sea Green Teardrop Vases
Sea Green Teardrop Vases

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Ocean Blue Teardrop Vases
Ocean Blue Teardrop Vases

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Purple Haze Teardrop Vases
Purple Haze Teardrop Vases

Sml from $200, lge from $280

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Waterlily Teardrop Vases
Waterlily Teardrop Vases

Sml from $200, lge from $280

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Orchard Teardrop Vases
Orchard Teardrop Vases

Sml from $200, lge from $280

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Copper Blue  Shard Vases
Copper Blue Shard Vases

from $315

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Orange & Yellow Shard Vases
Orange & Yellow Shard Vases

from $315

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Lime  Shard Vases
Lime Shard Vases

from $315

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