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Tony Kuepfer – glass artist

Friday 15 April 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Family by Tony Kuepfer. Collection of Te Papa (B.070801). Photo by Brian Brake

Come and watch revered glass artist Tony Kuepfer as he transforms molten glass into wondrous shapes.

Tony was introduced to glassblowing by a friend in Portland, Oregon and has been working in New Zealand since 1975. Tony is now producing work in his new hot glass studio in Miramar, Wellington. Tony’s art ranges from goblets, vases and bowls, to architectural and sculptural pieces. Examples of his work are held in Te Papa’s collection and have been exhibited at several galleries and museums throughout the country.  Tony will be a familiar face to many as he also works as a host at Te Papa.

The tour includes meeting Tony in his new Miramar studio, a demonstration of glass blowing and viewing completed works in his gallery. Afterwards please join us for a coffee at the Chocolate Fish Café in Shelly Bay and take the opportunity, in your own time, to visit the Blackmore & Best Gallery and other artists’ studios in the area.

The limited studio space means we will have two consecutive tours at 10am and 11am. Please indicate your preferred time in the ‘Comments’ box at the end of the booking form.

Numbers are limited. Registration required. To register, please use the ‘Book now’ button or phone the office on (04) 381 7051.



Friday 15 April 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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