15th of April - 31st of May 2017


I am interested in the definition of space through the physical form and in the paradoxes of these forms – how the glass can look balanced yet looks precarious; fragile yet has strength; and weightless, yet with form and substance 
 I work using the lost wax process in cast glass, a very process-driven technique, and intend to convey evidence of that process in the making of the work. The wax is poured in long strips and then curved and shaped while still warm, representing an idea of captured movement, energy and tension by working with twists and changes in direction. 
The form is emphasized by the use of different surface treatments in soft acid etch and smooth polish to give a sense of tactility and work with the light and translucency of the glass.

Opening Saturday the 15th of April 5:00pm - 6:30pm



NZ Glassworks, 2 Rutland Street
Saturday 1 April from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
$65 incl GST

A limited collection of pieces that represent the diversity, creativity and skill of Whanganui artists to raise funds for Artists Open Studios with wine and nibbles to enjoy.

For tickets contact Kathy Cunningham on 027 444 2637 or



Glass Market Day!

Saturday the 10th of December 2016

 10am to 4.30pm

Come down to New Zealand Glassworks on Saturday the 10th of December,
There will be stalls with local glass artists selling Christmas gifts, samples and seconds.
A perfect chance to meet some of our talented artists!
We are open from 10am- 4.30pm
Hope to see you there!








Wilhelm Vernim - Glass Engraving Demonstration

Saturday the 15 of October 2016 - 10am to 4:30pm 

New Zealand Glassworks is proud to have Wilhelm Vernim showcasing his amazing talents with the first demonstration for the facility. Wilhelm trained as a glass engraver at Zwiesel Glass Skills College in Germany, and continued his training as a Master in Glass Engraving at Zwiesel. He has also studied painting with Tom Buchner, engraving with Jiri Harcuba, and kiln casting with Max Jacquard.

Since 2013, Wilhem has been working as a freelance artist and has taught engraving and cold-working classes at the Glass Skills School in Rheinbach, Hadamar, Bild-Werk-Frauneau in Germany, The Glass Furnace in Turkey and IKA-Mechelen in Belgium.

For several years he has been particularly interested in Graaltechniques and has collaborated with fellow artists Scott Chaseling, Tim Shaw and Mark Locock.

For much of his work, Wilhem uses copper wheel, stone wheel and diamond wheel techniques, as well as sandblasting and etching.