My love of all things glass started when I was on holiday with my mum, I was 12 years old and she took me to see the Hokitika Glass factory. Ever since that day I have loved how glass can be made and changed into so many things. I have collected different types of glass ever since then.
When I moved back home to Coromandel in 1985, I started a job at James & Turner. Norman James taught me to cut glass soon after starting, as they were the only suppliers back then and I was keen to work with it. It was a good start to what I have always known that one day I would work with glass as an art. Back then I didn’t know how or when but I knew I would one day. About six months ago I was putting on a pair of earrings (hand made of glass, of cause) and I thought you could make these – have a go. So KNK Glass Art was born.
Fusing glass in a kiln over 1200 degree is exciting and challenging and I love it. Molten glass is so graceful when it moves and as it cools you can see it changing before your eyes and sometimes you just don’t know what you are going to end up with. Every piece is unique and interesting. I will be looking into a larger kiln so that I can start to make some large fused platters and art sculptures.
I am now working in our studio full time. I will be either sanding and finishing Kevin's wood creations or playing and experimenting with glass and I love it.
My work is able to be viewed at our studio, "The Workshop" or at
Driving Creek Railway.
Our studio is open most days from 10-4pm or by appointment, please just phone.
1613 Manaia/Tiki Road, Coromandel Town.
(Beside the Coromandel Oyster Shop)
Kim 021 866879 or Kevin 021 866724.