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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.


We carry a full range of the vases created in the studio, the work depicted below is the range of styles and colourways. As each piece is created by hand they will always vary in size, so prices will vary accordingly. The Shard Vases will usually vary as different coloured shards are used each time.
Please contact us for details of the pieces we currently have in the gallery.

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