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New Zealand Glassworks

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Amazingly Different!

Loved the working Glass production and the many and talented artists that make this place their... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
Kerry C
Whanganui, New Zealand
See glass being blown while you look on from above

A working glass blowing and sculpture workshop, viewing is free and there are many examples of fine... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2015
Aokautere, New Zealand
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Loved the working Glass production and the many and talented artists that make this place their base. The glass kilns are burning for the most part - continually...it is most exciting just popping in and watching for a while. I never tire of the scene...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 20 April 2015

A working glass blowing and sculpture workshop, viewing is free and there are many examples of fine glass art for purchase. you can even book lessons to learn to art of glass blowing yourself

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank ShaneN323
Reviewed 16 April 2015

If you know nothing about hot glass this is the place to come. It is an open studio with glass artists creating their wares as you watch. Then there is a good range of well priced glass in the gallery from some of New Zealand's...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Fascinating place to visit, to see glass artists at work. The gallery displays much beautiful work, well worth a visit and to stop and watch the artists creating the pieces that will be display.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Maartje M
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Fabulous to watch the working glass blowing area from above. Beautiful glass to purchase. Knowledgeable staff. Always worth popping in after the market.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank megan t
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The layout of the gallery made it easy to watch the glass blowing, which was of course very fascinating - so highly skilled it is quite incredible. The gallery of pieces to buy was small but full of very high quality and beautiful glass pieces...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Judith A
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Whanganui' answer to Murano, in the former newspaper printing building. No tourist tat or chat, just a real working art glass foundry, with a friendly welcome (and a warm one when the furnace is going!) some of the best art glass in NZ, at good...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Thorndon
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I went there for a weekend glass-blowing workshop. Katherine (that might not be the correct spelling) was great! She was helpful, patient, highly knowledgeable and hugely encouraging ... and she understood the difficulty of being left-handed :-)

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Philippa G
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We went in to see and got so interested watching the two craftsmen working we stayed till they finished the item they started .Don't have to go down south to see this wonderful work.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We spent the weekend doing Chronicle Glass' weekend glass blowing workshop with some friends. It was a fantastic experience and we created five pieces each of our own to take home...with help from the excellent, patient instructors. The two full days were quite demanding -...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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