Collection: Rebecca Heap

Rebecca’s glass pieces are a magic combination of beauty and design, simplicity and complexity, just pure delight expressed in glass.

Over the last decade her glass adventures have taken her just about as far away from home as is possible.  Her initial studies were at Wanganui Ucol and in her final year she won a scholarship to study Glass Design for a semester at Kalmar University, Sweden. Doors opened and she ended up staying in Sweden for five years learning from some of the best glassblowers in the world.  She had the privilege of a traditional apprenticeship followed by post graduate study at the Orrefors Glass School and later employment there.

Now she has returned to her roots and is combining the influences from living in our young island nation with the skills and traditions she acquired during her time in Scandinavia, in a place where they have been blowing glass since long before the Europeans first arrived in New Zealand.