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New Zealand Glassworks

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A wonderful experience - don't miss it!

If you are interested in glass-work creation - or have never seen glass art being produced, then... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
New Zealand
Just the most amazing glass...all shapes, colours and types...So artistic...just wow

Love going to Chronicle Glass when I want to buy that very special gift. I have never been... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Whanganui, New Zealand
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you are interested in glass-work creation - or have never seen glass art being produced, then this is the place to see! There is a lovely upstairs viewing platform (complete with seats) from which you can view the artists below 'doing their thing'. It's...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Love going to Chronicle Glass when I want to buy that very special gift. I have never been disappointed. Just love the place and it is extra special when you catch them at work blowing glass or giving tuition I go there lots of times...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank annienanney
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We pop in for a look at what's going on here 2 or 3 times a year and are never disappointed. Entry is free, just walk in off the street (where there is plenty of parking), and watch what the glass artists are doing. Often...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JanP189
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Not only a gallery but operational workshop where you can make your own glass item with step by step instruction by the very experienced glass makers.Katie has some fantastic items for sale as well as the other artists.Love the paper bag with lollies.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Iona B
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Must be one of the only places you can watch glass artists at work in this kind of environment. Looking down on them from above gives a very unique perspective. Glass shop to make purchases - a must do

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank sidneyland
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Special groovy place to visit owned by two wonderfully internationally talented local Artists Do take time to do an introduction glass blowing class suitable for all ages over 12 people come to wanganui for these classes that are both creative and fun Men enjoy the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank chrissy c
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We arrived as the studio was opening, so the glass blowing hadn't started. We were impressed by the layout, with a gallery with seats, to watch the hand-made glass being produced on the working floor below. While we waited, we looked at the display of...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank matforddavid
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We visited immediately prior to the studio closing down for a break in July 2014 and even though they were busy preparing to clean out the glass kiln they were extremely accommodating of my wife and two young sons by helping them to create the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank GlennSanX
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is a must to go to see the artists doing there works right in front of you. Stunning colours in clear glass and shapes. Awesome works Chronicle Glass - We Enjoy it all

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed 30 April 2015

A product of the Quay School of Art Glass School and a lot of very hard work these glass artists are housed in the old Chronicle Newspaper digs. The workshop allows the visitor to view the actual glass forming kilns (gloryholes) with artists at work...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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