Come and watch the magic of hot glass being hand formed into a variety of different designs. Tony Kuepfer has been a glass artist in New Zealand since 1975 and is now producing work in his new hot glass studio in Miramar, Wellington. Work he is making ranges from goblets, vases and bowls, to architectural and sculptural pieces. He is also open to create special work on commission. There are two Open Studio days each week - Friday and Saturday. You can watch glass pieces being produced and purchase current work. EFTPOS/Credit card facilities are available.
Started in 2011 by Nick Blake and Michelle Fyson, Whirlwind is a Wellington based design business. With backgrounds in theater, film and design we work together to create an eclectic mix of wares. Some creations are assemblages of discarded materials, crafted into new objects paying homage to historical and international design - others interpret our place in the world, in new ways.
On our travels we meet other artisans and occasionally buy collections from them. And sometimes we find great materials to bring back to create our own collections inspired by our experiences. Our works and the materials we use echo our surroundings. The places we live and work are wild, full of history and always changing. Many objects at Whirlwind will exist only once.