De Flute Glass

"A life long fascination with moving colour and  light motivates this glass blower. His work has a sense of movement, an instant of fluid light and colour frozen in glass. Ron is intrigued by the elusive challenge of capturing the shifting qualities of  light and colour as the glass moves from a flowing, molten state into a cool, hard, solid shape.

Like the Italian glass blowers, Ron works ”hot and  fast”, with few tools, working the glass quickly whilst it is fluid and hot, relying on  the natural forces of gravity and spinning to shape it.. He said this makes him more in tune with the glass, so that while he doesn’t  always control the tricky glass, at least he understands it!

Ron developed his art first  in the US at California Art Glass, then the Wanganui Glass Blowing School and then the Toyama Institute of Glass School in Japan where he was exposed to the Japanese aesthetics and the sophisticated techniques of the Italians.
Ron now has his own glass studio in Rotorua."


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