Tony Kuepfer studied at Portland State University before moving to Inglewood, New Zealand in 1974. Here, Kuepfer and his wife converted an old church into a studio, glass furnaces and a showroom. Kuepfer continued at Inglewood for nearly 15 years, and provided many New Zealanders with their first chance to buy studio glass and to see it being made.
Kuepfer 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.
Kuepfer has exhibited with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. His work is held in the collections of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Aigantighe Art Museum in Timaru.