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New Zealand Glassworks

2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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Masterful Glass

New Zealand Glassworks is a dynamic working glass studio and showroom in one location. First... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allen C
Paso Robles, California

The glassworks were open early on a Sunday with artists making absolutely wonderful pieces right in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna G
via mobile
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“glass blowing” (9 reviews)
“glass artists” (7 reviews)
“for sale” (8 reviews)
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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Reviewed 4 days ago

New Zealand Glassworks is a dynamic working glass studio and showroom in one location. First there's the hot shop with a street level viewing gallery perched just above the dramatic glass workshop one level down. You can see the glow and feel the atmosphere of...More

Thank Allen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The glassworks were open early on a Sunday with artists making absolutely wonderful pieces right in front of us. It was so entertaining and interesting to sit and watch the thousand degrees of heat on the glass was turned into magnificent light shades. Well worth...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The way they have set up the glassworks, with a gallery where you can sit and watch them at work, makes this a very worthwhile place to visit. There's always someone working with glass, and they happily interactive and explain what they are doing. There's...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched glass chandelier drops being made by visiting artists and discovered they were headed for our home town - Tauranga. Lovely pieces on display; great to be able to watch work in progress; had a very informative explanation about the Glassworks. We arrived at...More

Thank FMW253
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Walked in there just to ask if I can park in front but got fascinated by the glassworks inside. Staff was very friendly and took their time to explain to me the basics of glass making. Will definitely visit again in the near future to...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We called in this morning on our way past for our weekend coffee. Despite the new glam appearance this place is still as cool as it ever was. Best thing is the working pit with seats above to watch creations being made. Well worth a...More

Thank nin132
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I found this fascinating watching very clever people make some beautiful pieces. The colours are amazing and the items for sale are gorgeous. It is an experience one would love to have a go at.

Thank ElwynWills
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Walk in off the street and you are immediately in the midst of glass artists hard at their craft - the hot shop is fascinating, the art of glass blowing entrancing and the finished products in the gallery wonderful. Highly recommended.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What an opportunity: NZ Glass Art works on view (and to purchase) and often you can view glass being created before your eyes in the blowing pit before operating glass kilns. A one of a kind gallery!

Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We really enjoyed visiting Glassworks. The man working at the time was very informative and it was fascinating to watch him work.

Thank Chris26123
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